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 $38.12 per hour. The lowest 10% earn less than $25.00 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $54.00 per hour.


On an annual basis the median salary is $75,980. The lowest 10% earn $50,490 or less per year while the upper 10% earn more than $113,000 per year. These salaries are calculated as a median or average wage.

Top 5 States

The top paying states are:

New Mexico   $112,140 

District of Columbia   $105,250 

California    $94,760 

North Dakota   $93,240 

Illinois    $91,830 

Top 5 Metropolitan Areas

The best city or metropolitan areas to earn an Audiologist salary are:

Albuquerque NM   $129,860 

San Diego CA  $111,930 

Vallejo-Fairfield CA   $109,700

Portland OR-Vancouver WA   $108,410 

Fort Worth TX   $105,710 

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Where They Work

Approximately 7900 audiologists work in hospitals, doctor offices and other health care practitioners offices.   

Others work in retail settings, schools, and other settings. 

Other Industries that Employ Audiologists

Approximately 1,100 are employed by schools and education support services. Health and personal care stores employ over 1,300, and less than one hundred are employed by navigational, electro medical, measuring and contracting companies.  Approximately 200 are employed in specialty and scientific settings. 

Employment Data

According to the US Department of Labor nationally there are 12,310 Audiologists who are employed in various settings in 2016. This is a slight reduction from the 2014 numbers of 12,490.   


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

United Kingdom/Great Britain 

Salaries within the National Health Service (NHS) are usually covered by the Agenda for Change Pay Rates. Audiologists usually start on Band 5: £22,000- £28,500. Audiology scientist trainees on the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) start at Band 6: £26,250- £35,250.

Newly registered audiological scientists are typically employed on Band 7: £32,000 - £42,000 Range of salaries for clinical scientists (audiology) at senior level/with experience (Bands 8 - 9): £40,851 - £99,478.

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.   The average weekly work week in the UK is 37.5 hours per week. 


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 Alberta at $53.50 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $35.60 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 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health, which includes audiologists and speech-language pathologists, is $36.50. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1385, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $72,000.

Salaries shown are in Canadian dollars.  


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: $52,000 annually
  • Senior salary: $98,000 annually
  • Average salary: $84,000 per year. Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer
  • Employment level:7,800 as of November 2017
  • Average weekly hours: Average weekly hours worked for a full time Audiologist is 37.5 hours

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