Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
12,250 4.0 % $36.92 $76,790 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.87 $28.34 $35.13 $43.59 $53.35
Annual Wage (2) $47,580 $58,950 $73,060 $90,670 $110,960


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 3,290 0.13 $36.18 $75,250
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,260 0.42 $37.17 $77,300
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,510 0.03 $37.59 $78,180
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,450 0.14 $35.22 $73,260
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,160 0.01 $34.11 $70,950

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 3,260 0.42 $37.17 $77,300
Health and Personal Care Stores 1,450 0.14 $35.22 $73,260
Offices of Physicians 3,290 0.13 $36.18 $75,250
Educational Support Services 170 0.11 (8) (8)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 260 0.10 $37.95 $78,930

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 60 0.01 $46.49 $96,700
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 140 0.04 $39.62 $82,400
Outpatient Care Centers 300 0.04 $38.27 $79,610
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 260 0.10 $37.95 $78,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,510 0.03 $37.59 $78,180


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 900 0.08 0.88 $38.86 $80,820
California 880 0.06 0.64 $41.04 $85,370
New York 870 0.10 1.09 $47.07 $97,910
Ohio 630 0.12 1.33 $31.82 $66,180
Florida 580 0.08 0.84 $35.17 $73,140




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)
West Virginia 130 0.18 1.97 $27.89 $58,010
Wyoming 50 0.17 1.90 $35.55 $73,940
Colorado 330 0.14 1.55 $43.88 $91,270
Washington 370 0.13 1.42 $42.48 $88,350
Utah 160 0.13 1.40 $31.74 $66,010




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 100 0.13 1.41 $49.21 $102,360
New York 870 0.10 1.09 $47.07 $97,910
District of Columbia 70 0.10 1.07 $43.88 $91,280
Colorado 330 0.14 1.55 $43.88 $91,270
Washington 370 0.13 1.42 $42.48 $88,350





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 380 0.07 0.78 $64.47 $134,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.09 1.02 $36.36 $75,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 300 0.13 1.47 $43.48 $90,430
St. Louis, MO-IL 260 0.20 2.17 $34.53 $71,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 240 0.13 1.47 $39.33 $81,800
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 210 0.16 1.77 $39.17 $81,480
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 210 0.17 1.85 $41.11 $85,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 200 0.09 0.94 $36.74 $76,420
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.13 1.43 $37.54 $78,090
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 180 0.20 2.16 (8) (8)




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 0.45 4.95 $38.14 $79,330
Rochester, MN 40 0.37 4.08 $41.16 $85,620
Iowa City, IA 30 0.35 3.89 $35.15 $73,110
Naples-Marco Island, FL 40 0.33 3.64 $34.19 $71,110
Lubbock, TX 40 0.33 3.65 $34.63 $72,030
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 30 0.28 3.10 $30.88 $64,240
Ann Arbor, MI 60 0.28 3.10 $33.99 $70,710
Duluth, MN-WI 30 0.25 2.77 $34.78 $72,330
Boulder, CO 40 0.24 2.70 $44.29 $92,120
Rochester, NY 120 0.23 2.58 $35.52 $73,870




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 380 0.07 0.78 $64.47 $134,090
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $53.91 $112,140
Olympia, WA (8) (8) (8) $48.33 $100,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 180 0.08 0.84 $44.99 $93,590
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (8) (8) (8) $44.85 $93,280
Boulder, CO 40 0.24 2.70 $44.29 $92,120
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (8) (8) (8) $43.87 $91,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 300 0.13 1.47 $43.48 $90,430
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 160 0.12 1.35 $43.22 $89,890
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME (8) (8) (8) $43.13 $89,700

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.77 $27.59 $57,390

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.77 $27.59 $57,390

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.77 $27.59 $57,390
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.94 $56,030
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.50 $48,890


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015