May 1, 2013 Association

At a Glance: Top Tasks and Earnings for Audiologists

The services audiologists most commonly provide [PDF] are counseling and hearing aid related, with 81 to 86 percent of clinicians providing counseling on communication strategies and realistic expectations; giving orientations on hearing assistive technology and demonstrating their use and fit; and fitting and dispensing hearing aids. So finds ASHA's 2012 survey of 2,000 ASHA-certified audiologists from a variety of work setting, which garnered a 51 percent response rate.


According to the survey, nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of audiologists supervise full-time support personnel who assist in providing services. The median number of support personnel they supervise is two.

Salaries, bonuses and commissions

Survey results indicate that in 2012, the median calendar year salary [PDF] of audiologists was $73,000, and the median academic year salary was $65,000. Of those who received a bonus in addition to their salary, the median amount was $2,000 ($6,000 in industry, $2,000 in nonresidential health care facilities and $1,000 in hospitals). Of those who received a commission in addition to their salary, the median amount was $16,196 ($26,719 in audiology franchises/retail chains and $15,000 in nonresidential health care facilities).


Find complete survey results at ASHA's 2012 Audiology Survey website.


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