Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
11,550 3.9 % $35.75 $74,360 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.70 $27.79 $34.22 $41.97 $50.72
Annual Wage (2) $45,140 $57,800 $71,170 $87,300 $105,490


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 3,310 0.14 $34.86 $72,510
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,660 0.36 $35.70 $74,250
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,560 0.15 $34.37 $71,480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,370 0.03 $36.66 $76,260
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,090 0.01 $33.28 $69,220

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 2,660 0.36 $35.70 $74,250
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,560 0.15 $34.37 $71,480
Offices of Physicians 3,310 0.14 $34.86 $72,510
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 280 0.12 $36.34 $75,590
Educational Support Services 150 0.10 $80.43 $167,290

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 150 0.10 $80.43 $167,290
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.01 $48.95 $101,810
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 100 0.02 $38.15 $79,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,370 0.03 $36.66 $76,260
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 280 0.12 $36.34 $75,590


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 950 0.06 0.74 $39.74 $82,670
Texas 920 0.08 0.97 $31.47 $65,450
New York 890 0.10 1.18 $44.96 $93,530
Pennsylvania 540 0.10 1.10 $31.79 $66,130
Florida 530 0.07 0.82 $34.67 $72,110




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)
New Mexico 230 0.29 3.30 $38.48 $80,040
Delaware 80 0.18 2.09 $41.89 $87,120
Wyoming 50 0.17 1.93 $34.94 $72,680
Missouri 390 0.15 1.71 $31.26 $65,010
Montana 60 0.14 1.60 $32.54 $67,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 340 0.12 1.39 $47.58 $98,970
New York 890 0.10 1.18 $44.96 $93,530
Colorado 300 0.13 1.49 $44.55 $92,660
District of Columbia 70 0.10 1.16 $42.22 $87,820
Delaware 80 0.18 2.09 $41.89 $87,120





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 310 0.06 0.68 $64.35 $133,860
St. Louis, MO-IL 290 0.22 2.54 $31.55 $65,620
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 250 0.20 2.32 $39.71 $82,600
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 0.77 $36.36 $75,640
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 200 0.22 2.57 $29.96 $62,310
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.10 1.11 $38.58 $80,250
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 160 0.13 1.45 $41.43 $86,180
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 0.86 $35.40 $73,640
Albuquerque, NM 160 0.43 4.95 $34.83 $72,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 150 0.07 0.77 $35.81 $74,480




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)
Lafayette, IN 40 0.43 4.91 $36.29 $75,490
Albuquerque, NM 160 0.43 4.95 $34.83 $72,440
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 30 0.39 4.50 $38.64 $80,380
Iowa City, IA 30 0.38 4.41 $33.00 $68,630
York-Hanover, PA 60 0.34 3.88 $31.87 $66,280
Rochester, MN 30 0.30 3.44 $40.38 $83,980
Rochester, NY 120 0.25 2.90 $32.16 $66,900
Knoxville, TN 80 0.24 2.81 $28.89 $60,080
Boulder, CO 40 0.24 2.77 $43.25 $89,960
St. Louis, MO-IL 290 0.22 2.54 $31.55 $65,620




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 310 0.06 0.68 $64.35 $133,860
Toledo, OH 60 0.19 2.14 $49.36 $102,670
Olympia, WA (8) (8) (8) $48.13 $100,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 1.17 $47.87 $99,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.66 $44.21 $91,960
Boulder, CO 40 0.24 2.77 $43.25 $89,960
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $42.27 $87,910
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.17 1.93 $41.96 $87,280
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA (8) (8) (8) $41.65 $86,620
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 160 0.13 1.45 $41.43 $86,180


About May 2013 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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