Audiologists Report Pay Increases ASHA Audiology Survey reveals salary hikes, bonuses and commissions. At a Glance
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At a Glance  |   June 01, 2015
Audiologists Report Pay Increases
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At a Glance   |   June 01, 2015
Audiologists Report Pay Increases
The ASHA Leader, June 2015, Vol. 20, 28. doi:10.1044/leader.AAG.20062015.26
The ASHA Leader, June 2015, Vol. 20, 28. doi:10.1044/leader.AAG.20062015.26
In 2014, audiologists reported a median annual salary of $75,000, up from $73,000 in 2012 (a 3-percent increase). Salaries vary depending on position, experience, geographic area and other factors. In 2014, audiologists in the West reported the highest median salary ($80,779), followed by those in the Northeast ($80,000), Midwest ($73,000) and South ($71,498; see chart for more specific data by area).
Survey data confirm that experience matters when it comes to salary. In 2014, audiologists with one to three years of experience in the profession earned $65,053, compared with $86,614 for those with 28 or more years of experience. In 2014, administrators, supervisors and directors had the highest median salary ($100,465), followed by researchers ($88,486), college/university faculty/clinical educators ($76,000) and clinicians ($72,000). Audiologists with “other” positions, such as those in manufacturing, reported a median salary of $78,045.
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Median annual salaries of audiologists by geographic area, 2014

Median annual salaries of audiologists by geographic area, 2014
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Median annual salaries of audiologists by geographic area, 2014

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Bonuses and commissions
Audiologists who collected bonuses in addition to a base salary received an overall median amount of $2,000 in 2014. Bonus amounts differed by work setting ($9,575 in industry; $2,413 in nonresidential health care facilities; $1,000 in hospitals).
Those who earned commissions in addition to a salary received an overall median amount of $17,811, up from $16,196 in 2012 (a 10-percent increase). Commission amounts varied by work setting ($29,651 in franchises/retail chains; $21,095 in hospitals; $15,000 in nonresidential health care facilities).
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Median annual salaries of audiologists by geographic area, 2014

Median annual salaries of audiologists by geographic area, 2014
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Median annual salaries of audiologists by geographic area, 2014

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