Audiologist Salary

Audiologist examines an elderly patient's ear for visible problems. 

Audiologist examines an elderly patient's ear for visible problems.

An Audiologist Salary is calculated by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics from a variety of sources. Audiologists work in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics and schools.

Audiologist salaries vary depending on the location and the setting. The assumption was made that the Audiologists reflected here were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year.

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The Audiologist median salary is $32.52 per hour. The lowest 10% earn less than $21.00 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $48.00 per hour.


On an annual basis the median salary is $69,720. The lowest 10% earn $43,000 or less per year while the upper 10% earn more than $101,000 per year. These salaries are calculated as a median or average wage.

Lowest and Highest Audiologist Salaries

The lowest paid Audiologists earn less than $43,000 annually while the highest paid Audiologists earn over $105,000 per year.

Top 5 States

The top paying states are New York ($97,950), Hawaii ($96,720), Washington ($94,040), and Kentucky ($88,490), Delaware ($88,120).

Top 5 Metropolitan Areas

The best city or metropolitan areas to earn an Audiologist salary are Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division ($99k), Honolulu, HI ($97k), Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA ($90.7k), Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division ($89.7k), Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division ($87.8k).

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Other Industries that Employ Audiologists

Approximately 1,330 are employed by schools and education support services. Health and personal care stores employ over 2450, and a few are employed by navigational, electro medical, measuring and contracting companies. Scientific research and development companies employ less than 100 individuals nationwide.

Employment Data

According to the US Department of Labor nationally there are 12,490 Audiologists who are employed in various settings.

Where They Work

Of all the Audiologists employed in the United States approximately 6080 work in hospitals, doctor offices and other health care practitioners offices. A significant percentage of these professionals work in a retail environment.


Fringe benefits such as vacation, health insurance and retirement plans will vary depending on the work setting and size of the employer. A typical benefits package is worth over $20,000 per year.

International Salary


Salaries within the National Health Service (NHS) are usually covered by the Agenda for Change Pay Rates. Audiologists usually start on Band 5: £21,176 - £27,625. Audiological scientist trainees on the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) start at Band 6: £25,528 - £34,189.

Newly registered audiological scientists are typically employed on Band 7: £30,460 - £40,157. Range of salaries for clinical scientists (audiology) at senior level/with experience (Bands 8 - 9): £38,851 - £97,478.

Working hours are mainly 9am to 5pm, with some extra hours. Some departments employ 'extended working', operating on a four-day working week to cover demand for their services.


A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $75,000 – $85,000 per year. According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta at $45.61 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $28 per hour.

Employment prospects for audiologists and speech-language Pathologists are expected to remain good in Canada. The government forecasts that an aging population and early intervention initiatives will continue to fuel demand for this profession.

Currently, this profession is an eligible occupation for the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa. The largest sector of employment for audiologists and speech-language pathologists is health care and social assistance.

The 2013 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health, which includes audiologists and speech-language pathologists, is $34.79. The 2013 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1333.20, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $70,000.


Audiologists use a variety of methods and technologies to diagnose and treat hearing and balance problems in patients. They may provide specialized services and individualized rehabilitation programmes for hearing deficiencies and learning to cope with them if treatment is not available.

  • Starting salary: $68,000 annually
  • Senior salary: $95,000 annually
  • Average salary: $78,000 per year. Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer
  • Employment level:7,100 as of November 2012 (Projected employment levels in 2017 of 7,800)
  • Average weekly hours: Average weekly hours worked for a full time Audiologist is 34.8 hours
  • Employment by region: The top three regions for employment as an Audiologist include:

NSW: 44.6%

VIC: 18.8%

QLD: 11.4%

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