Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

29-2092 Hearing Aid Specialists

Select and fit hearing aids for customers. Administer and interpret tests of hearing. Assess hearing instrument efficacy. Take ear impressions and prepare, design, and modify ear molds. Excludes "Audiologists" (29-1181).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,740 6.6 % $25.48 $53,000 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.90 $16.80 $24.16 $31.95 $38.92
Annual Wage (2) $26,830 $34,940 $50,250 $66,460 $80,940


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,880 0.27 $27.48 $57,160
Other General Merchandise Stores 1,580 0.08 $25.59 $53,230
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,180 0.14 $22.16 $46,080
Offices of Physicians 260 0.01 $21.98 $45,720
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 210 0.07 $22.12 $46,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,880 0.27 $27.48 $57,160
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,180 0.14 $22.16 $46,080
Other General Merchandise Stores 1,580 0.08 $25.59 $53,230
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 210 0.07 $22.12 $46,000
Offices of Physicians 260 0.01 $21.98 $45,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.01 $30.14 $62,690
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,880 0.27 $27.48 $57,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $26.51 $55,130
Other General Merchandise Stores 1,580 0.08 $25.59 $53,230
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,180 0.14 $22.16 $46,080


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 640 0.08 1.63 $24.52 $50,990
California 600 0.04 0.78 $27.21 $56,600
Georgia 470 0.11 2.35 $26.16 $54,410
Ohio 410 0.08 1.59 $24.64 $51,260
Texas 400 0.03 0.72 $26.45 $55,020




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 340 0.11 2.32 $27.45 $57,090
Georgia 470 0.11 2.35 $26.16 $54,410
Oregon 150 0.08 1.75 $21.94 $45,630
Ohio 410 0.08 1.59 $24.64 $51,260
Iowa 120 0.08 1.57 $26.87 $55,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine (8) (8) (8) $45.04 $93,670
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $32.49 $67,580
Montana (8) (8) (8) $31.75 $66,030
Michigan 240 0.06 1.20 $30.50 $63,440
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $29.52 $61,410





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 130 0.04 0.76 $18.14 $37,730
Columbus, OH 120 0.12 2.52 $27.45 $57,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 100 0.05 1.12 $30.11 $62,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.03 0.70 $22.81 $47,450
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 1.45 (8) (8)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.91 $33.16 $68,980
Tucson, AZ 60 0.17 3.58 $19.33 $40,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.04 0.73 $25.69 $53,440
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.77 $34.63 $72,040
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.14 2.87 $20.28 $42,170




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rockford, IL 40 0.24 5.04 $16.59 $34,500
Salem, OR 40 0.23 4.82 $19.12 $39,780
Tucson, AZ 60 0.17 3.58 $19.33 $40,210
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.14 2.87 $20.28 $42,170
Columbus, OH 120 0.12 2.52 $27.45 $57,110
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 1.45 (8) (8)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 30 0.06 1.20 $22.96 $47,750
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 100 0.05 1.12 $30.11 $62,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.04 0.73 $25.69 $53,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.85 $29.19 $60,720




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.77 $34.63 $72,040
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $33.60 $69,890
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.91 $33.16 $68,980
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) $30.59 $63,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 100 0.05 1.12 $30.11 $62,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $29.79 $61,960
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $29.45 $61,250
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) $29.20 $60,740
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.20 $60,730
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.85 $29.19 $60,720


About May 2016 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017