Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

29-1181 Audiologists

Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.


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)
12,860 4.8 % $33.58 $69,840 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.48 $26.00 $32.05 $39.72 $49.14
Annual Wage (2) $42,590 $54,080 $66,660 $82,620 $102,210


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)
Offices of Physicians 3,610 0.16 $33.45 $69,570
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,600 0.39 $35.76 $74,380
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,370 0.24 $31.24 $64,970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,390 0.03 $34.77 $72,320
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,280 0.02 $31.01 $64,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,600 0.39 $35.76 $74,380
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,370 0.24 $31.24 $64,970
Offices of Physicians 3,610 0.16 $33.45 $69,570
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 230 0.11 $36.17 $75,240
Educational Support Services 140 0.11 $30.64 $63,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 240 0.04 $39.39 $81,930
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 230 0.11 $36.17 $75,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 130 (7) $35.97 $74,820
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,600 0.39 $35.76 $74,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,390 0.03 $34.77 $72,320


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)
California 1,290 0.09 0.91 $36.28 $75,460
Florida 730 0.10 1.02 $34.72 $72,230
Texas 670 0.07 0.66 $35.92 $74,710
New York 670 0.08 0.80 $36.77 $76,480
Ohio 650 0.13 1.31 $29.32 $60,990




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)
Colorado 490 0.23 2.25 $33.89 $70,500
Wisconsin 440 0.17 1.67 $34.27 $71,290
New Hampshire 90 0.16 1.54 $37.02 $77,000
West Virginia 110 0.16 1.53 $29.11 $60,560
Maryland 370 0.15 1.47 $32.48 $67,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 350 0.09 0.92 $46.66 $97,050
Kentucky 110 0.07 0.64 $43.15 $89,740
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $41.16 $85,610
Idaho 30 0.06 0.55 $39.27 $81,680
Massachusetts 310 0.10 0.99 $38.54 $80,150

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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.16 1.53 $38.08 $79,210
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 360 0.10 1.01 $36.85 $76,650
Denver-Aurora, CO 320 0.27 2.68 $32.88 $68,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 270 0.12 1.21 $32.47 $67,530
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.05 0.52 $42.47 $88,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.11 1.07 $35.34 $73,520
Baltimore-Towson, MD 240 0.19 1.92 $32.11 $66,780
St. Louis, MO-IL 230 0.18 1.80 $27.41 $57,010
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 200 0.08 0.80 $32.78 $68,190
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.11 1.10 $34.13 $70,990




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)
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 70 0.54 5.32 $28.08 $58,410
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 30 0.27 2.68 $35.53 $73,900
Denver-Aurora, CO 320 0.27 2.68 $32.88 $68,380
Greensboro-High Point, NC 70 0.22 2.15 $30.96 $64,410
Worcester, MA-CT 50 0.21 2.05 (8) (8)
Jacksonville, FL 110 0.20 1.98 $33.50 $69,670
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 40 0.20 1.97 $30.65 $63,760
Baltimore-Towson, MD 240 0.19 1.92 $32.11 $66,780
St. Louis, MO-IL 230 0.18 1.80 $27.41 $57,010
Albuquerque, NM 60 0.17 1.72 $34.54 $71,840




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)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $55.46 $115,360
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $49.91 $103,810
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 1.15 $48.16 $100,170
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA (8) (8) (8) $43.46 $90,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.05 0.52 $42.47 $88,330
Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $42.01 $87,380
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 30 0.04 0.40 $40.79 $84,840
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 0.64 $40.46 $84,170
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $39.40 $81,950
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL (8) (8) (8) $39.33 $81,810

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 2.00 $27.96 $58,160
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.76 $44.06 $91,640

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 2.00 $27.96 $58,160
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.76 $44.06 $91,640

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.76 $44.06 $91,640
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $39.97 $83,140
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.11 $70,950
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 2.00 $27.96 $58,160
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.36 $52,740


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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