Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
5,570 7.5 % $22.99 $47,820 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.97 $14.69 $20.68 $30.63 $37.00
Annual Wage (2) $22,810 $30,550 $43,010 $63,710 $76,950


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 2,230 0.22 $26.39 $54,900
Other General Merchandise Stores 1,060 0.06 $25.81 $53,680
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 910 0.12 $19.06 $39,640
Offices of Physicians 660 0.03 $13.88 $28,870
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 160 0.06 $18.93 $39,370

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 2,230 0.22 $26.39 $54,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 910 0.12 $19.06 $39,640
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 160 0.06 $18.93 $39,370
Other General Merchandise Stores 1,060 0.06 $25.81 $53,680
Offices of Physicians 660 0.03 $13.88 $28,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Health and Personal Care Stores 2,230 0.22 $26.39 $54,900
Other General Merchandise Stores 1,060 0.06 $25.81 $53,680
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $22.34 $46,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 130 (7) $19.70 $40,970
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 910 0.12 $19.06 $39,640


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 720 0.06 1.56 $20.06 $41,730
California 540 0.04 0.86 $25.58 $53,200
Florida 410 0.05 1.30 $25.12 $52,260
Ohio 390 0.07 1.80 $20.05 $41,710
Georgia 280 0.07 1.73 $16.85 $35,050




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 280 0.10 2.34 $29.33 $61,010
Montana 40 0.10 2.43 $18.50 $38,470
Oregon 150 0.09 2.10 $24.85 $51,680
Arizona 230 0.09 2.18 $30.75 $63,950
Ohio 390 0.07 1.80 $20.05 $41,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $34.11 $70,950
Tennessee (8) (8) (8) $34.06 $70,850
Pennsylvania (8) (8) (8) $33.42 $69,510
Minnesota 70 0.03 0.66 $33.02 $68,680
Arizona 230 0.09 2.18 $30.75 $63,950





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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 160 0.09 2.07 $33.82 $70,340
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.73 $19.60 $40,770
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 1.39 $25.03 $52,060
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.37 (8) (8)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 1.78 $29.42 $61,190
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.10 2.34 $23.36 $48,600
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 1.02 $24.24 $50,410
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 60 0.17 4.18 $28.11 $58,470
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 60 0.06 1.51 $18.50 $38,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.30 $26.90 $55,950




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)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 40 0.44 10.61 (8) (8)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 60 0.17 4.18 $28.11 $58,470
Tucson, AZ 30 0.10 2.32 $25.63 $53,320
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.10 2.34 $23.36 $48,600
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 160 0.09 2.07 $33.82 $70,340
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 1.78 $29.42 $61,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 1.39 $25.03 $52,060
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 60 0.06 1.51 $18.50 $38,490
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 1.02 $24.24 $50,410
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.84 $24.73 $51,450




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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 160 0.09 2.07 $33.82 $70,340
Spokane, WA (8) (8) (8) $33.35 $69,360
Corpus Christi, TX (8) (8) (8) $30.83 $64,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.52 $29.54 $61,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.48 $61,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 1.78 $29.42 $61,190
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 60 0.17 4.18 $28.11 $58,470
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $27.76 $57,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.30 $26.90 $55,950
Tucson, AZ 30 0.10 2.32 $25.63 $53,320


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.

(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 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