Audiologists

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Total Workforce

19k

Average Age

42.6

Estimated Job Growth

20.3%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$70,529

Average Male Salary

$77,624

Average Female Salary

$68,944

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Audiologists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Audiologists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Audiologists, by average wage, is Offices of other health practitioners. Audiologists are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$70,529

AVERAGE SALARY

± $10,220

In 2017, Audiologists earned an average of $70,529, $18,465 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Psychologists make somewhat more than Audiologists while Railroad conductors & yardmasters make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Audiologists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.264

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Audiologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.264, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Audiologists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Audiologists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Audiologists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Audiologists, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Offices of other health practitioners, and Offices of physicians.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Audiologists, by average wage, are Offices of other health practitioners, Health & personal care, except drug, stores , and Hospitals.

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Industries by Share

19k

2017 Workforce

± 3,382

34.8%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 20.3%

The number of people employed as Audiologists has been growing at a rate of 34.8%, from 14,084 people in 2016 to 18,983 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Audiologists employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Audiologists at  30.1%, followed by Offices of other health practitioners with 23.2% and Offices of physicians with 16.2%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Audiologists in the US. The average age of male Audiologists in the workforce is 46 and of female Audiologists is 41.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Audiologists is White.

Gender Composition

3.47k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 1,446

15.5k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 3,058

81.7% of Audiologists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Audiologists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Audiologists

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

92.1% of Audiologists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.5% of Audiologists, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Audiologists.

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Age by Gender

46

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 5.94

41.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.34

The median age of Audiologists is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 4.15 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Audiologists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Audiologists is Health but a relatively high number of Audiologists hold a major in Health.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Audiologists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Audiologists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Speaking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Audiologists need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Audiologists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Audiologists are expected to see a growth of 20.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

20.3%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Audiologists. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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