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How much does an Audiologist make in the United States?

Average Audiologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Audiologists earn a median hourly wage of $36.53. Hourly wages typically start from $24.28 and go up to $54.59.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Audiologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Audiologists earn a median salary of $75,980 per year. Salaries typically start from $50,490 and go up to $113,540.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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An audiologist's salary depends on his or her professional qualifications and level of specialized skills. It also depends on geographical location and work setting such as clinics, hospitals and schools.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) conducted a survey of audiologists in the fall of 2014 - the data was gathered from 1,811 audiologists who responded to the 2014 Audiology Survey. The highlights were:

  • 72% of the audiologists worked for an annual salary
  • the median salary was $69,000 for audiologists who worked nine or ten months (academic year) and $75,000 for those who worked 11 or 12 months (calendar year)
  • the median salary was $65,053 for those with one to three years of experience
  • the median calendar year salary was $72,000 for clinical service providers, $76,000 for university faculty and clinical educators, and $100,465 for administrators
  • the median salary was $75,000 for those with a master’s degree, $73,000 with an AuD, and $107,574 with a PhD
  • the median salary was $74,000 for women and $84,563 for men
  • the median salary was $90,050 for those in California
  • the median salary was $72,763 for those in suburban areas
  • the median salary was $78,439 for private practice owners

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Audiologist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Audiologist Earnings

The highest earning Audiologists in the United States earn:

$54.59
an hour
$113,540
per year
Senior Audiologist Earnings

Senior Audiologists in the United States earn:

$45.27
an hour
$94,170
per year
Experienced Audiologist Earnings

Experienced Audiologists in the United States earn:

$36.53
an hour
$75,980
per year
Junior Audiologist Earnings

Junior Audiologists in the United States earn:

$29.51
an hour
$61,370
per year
Starting Audiologist Earnings

Starting Audiologists in the United States earn:

$24.28
an hour
$50,490
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Audiologist salary comparison

Audiologists earn more than 79% percent of Health careers. Audiologist salaries are in the top 75% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Audiologists in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Audiologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Audiologist Salary in Washington $40.37 $83,960 # 1
Audiologist Salary in Wisconsin $37.07 $77,110 # 2
Audiologist Salary in Virginia $35.76 $74,380 # 3
Audiologist Salary in Texas $35.19 $73,200 # 4
Audiologist Salary in South Carolina $33.18 $69,000 # 5
Audiologist Salary in Tennessee $32.55 $67,700 # 6
Audiologist Salary in Utah $30.99 $64,460 # 7
Audiologist Salary in West Virginia $30.63 $63,700 # 8
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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