Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
12,070 4.3 % $37.22 $77,420 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.92 $29.35 $36.01 $44.50 $53.58
Annual Wage (2) $49,760 $61,040 $74,890 $92,560 $111,450


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 Other Health Practitioners 3,250 0.40 $37.40 $77,790
Offices of Physicians 3,150 0.13 $37.29 $77,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,550 0.03 $38.29 $79,650
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,510 0.15 $37.46 $77,910
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,090 0.01 $35.22 $73,260

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 3,250 0.40 $37.40 $77,790
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,510 0.15 $37.46 $77,910
Offices of Physicians 3,150 0.13 $37.29 $77,570
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 210 0.09 $38.44 $79,950
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 180 0.06 $31.48 $65,490

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 $49.33 $102,600
Outpatient Care Centers 370 0.05 $40.11 $83,430
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $39.97 $83,130
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 210 0.09 $38.44 $79,950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,550 0.03 $38.29 $79,650


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)
Texas 870 0.07 0.86 $36.50 $75,920
California 870 0.06 0.64 $43.30 $90,060
New York 790 0.09 1.00 $39.33 $81,800
Ohio 650 0.12 1.41 $33.56 $69,810
Pennsylvania 640 0.11 1.29 $34.44 $71,630




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 130 0.16 1.88 $50.33 $104,690
West Virginia 110 0.15 1.71 $28.81 $59,930
Washington 420 0.14 1.60 $40.83 $84,920
Utah 180 0.14 1.56 $33.21 $69,070
Montana 60 0.14 1.65 $35.26 $73,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 130 0.16 1.88 $50.33 $104,690
District of Columbia 70 0.11 1.22 $47.36 $98,510
North Dakota 30 0.07 0.78 $47.02 $97,800
California 870 0.06 0.64 $43.30 $90,060
Colorado 310 0.13 1.44 $42.79 $88,990





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.06 0.66 $44.71 $93,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 250 0.10 1.15 $37.30 $77,590
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 0.79 $35.84 $74,560
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 250 0.16 1.82 $40.69 $84,640
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 230 0.18 2.08 $40.43 $84,080
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 230 0.13 1.47 $41.82 $86,990
St. Louis, MO-IL 230 0.17 1.96 $37.00 $76,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 200 0.08 0.94 $46.45 $96,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 170 0.09 1.01 $33.85 $70,410
Columbus, OH 160 0.16 1.86 $33.02 $68,680




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)
Asheville, NC 70 0.40 4.53 $40.13 $83,460
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 70 0.37 4.27 $30.63 $63,710
Iowa City, IA 30 0.36 4.11 $32.12 $66,800
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.24 2.74 $43.16 $89,780
Rochester, NY 110 0.22 2.51 $37.92 $78,860
Winston-Salem, NC 50 0.20 2.27 $35.81 $74,490
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 230 0.18 2.08 $40.43 $84,080
St. Louis, MO-IL 230 0.17 1.96 $37.00 $76,960
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 250 0.16 1.82 $40.69 $84,640
Columbus, OH 160 0.16 1.86 $33.02 $68,680




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)
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $59.11 $122,950
Olympia-Tumwater, WA (8) (8) (8) $49.98 $103,960
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.08 0.91 $49.32 $102,580
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $46.93 $97,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 200 0.08 0.94 $46.45 $96,620
Greenville, NC (8) (8) (8) $46.39 $96,500
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.57 $46.01 $95,700
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (8) (8) (8) $45.69 $95,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $45.10 $93,810
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.06 0.66 $44.71 $93,000


About May 2015 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016