How Much Do Audiologists Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


Audiologists assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$89230 per year
Hourly wage
$43 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$56,550 to $68,940 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$27 to $33 per hour

Entry-level Audiologists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $56,550 to $68,940 per year or $27 to $33 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Audiologists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $62 $128,160
Senior (Top 25%) $49 $102,220
Middle (Mid 50%) $39 $81,030
Junior (Bottom 25%) $33 $68,940
No experience (Bottom 10%) $27 $56,550

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
ND $60 $123,870
CA $56 $115,540
MD $50 $104,130
OK $49 $101,810
DC $47 $97,650
WA $47 $97,120
MT $47 $97,040
OR $45 $92,710
MA $44 $91,850
GA $44 $91,040

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Audiologist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like ND doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at ND might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Audiologists are in the states of ND, CA, MD, OK and DC.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Outpatient Care Centers $106500 $51.20
Local Government $94620 $45.49
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $93170 $44.80
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $91230 $43.86
Elementary and Secondary Schools $90670 $43.59
Specialty Hospitals $88920 $42.75
Offices of Physicians $88450 $42.52
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $87080 $41.86
Health and Personal Care Stores $85290 $41.01
Management of Companies and Enterprises $84150 $40.46
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $83660 $40.22
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $81100 $38.99
Individual and Family Services $79820 $38.38
Other Residential Care Facilities $77260 $37.14
State Government $75250 $36.18
Educational Support Services $74140 $35.65
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $70300 $33.80

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