Audiologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Audiologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
North Dakota $119,130
District of Columbia $100,260
California $99,300
Oregon $85,040
Delaware $90,220
Iowa $77,270
Maryland $86,490
South Carolina $78,560
Oklahoma $74,290
New Jersey $83,530
Arizona $80,200
Illinois $76,180
Washington $83,990
Minnesota $83,080
New York $79,630
Wisconsin $77,880
Colorado $86,660
Connecticut $79,000
Virginia $74,530
Massachusetts $79,240
Idaho $79,090
Texas $75,030
Kansas $67,580
Georgia $71,630
New Mexico $75,000
Pennsylvania $71,750
Wyoming $73,680
Ohio $70,870
Alabama $73,570
Montana $68,290
Indiana $73,360
Tennessee $71,800
Missouri $71,720
Utah $73,000
Michigan $71,620
North Carolina $68,310
Florida $65,520
Nebraska $62,910
Louisiana $63,920
Kentucky $63,900
Mississippi $58,990
Alaska $48,290

How much does an Audiologist earn?

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

How do audiologist salaries compare to similar careers?

Audiologists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than occupational therapists but more than nuclear medicine technologists.

Career Median Salary
Occupational therapist salary $84K
Radiation therapist salary $82K
Psychologist salary $56K
Clinical psychologist salary $77K
Counseling psychologist salary $77K
Audiologist salary $76K
Nurse educator salary $73K
Genetic counselor salary $80K
Speech language pathologist salary $78K
Nuclear medicine technologist salary $77K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)