Audiologists

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2019 Workforce
19.4k
Average Age
42.5
Estimated Job Growth
20.3%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$88,790
Average Male Salary
$155,196
Average Female Salary
$74,944

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Audiologists are most often employed by the Offices of other health practitioners industry. The average yearly wage for Audiologists was $88,790 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Audiologists by wage are Atmospheric & space scientists, Materials engineers, and Purchasing managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Audiologists are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Audiologists are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Audiologists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Offices of other health practitioners 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

$88,790
AVERAGE SALARY
± $13,257

In 2019, Audiologists earned an average of $88,790, $33,266 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Atmospheric & space scientists make somewhat more than Audiologists while Materials engineers 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

0.234
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Audiologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.234, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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Industries by Share

19.4k
2019 Workforce
± 3,423
9.51%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 23.3%

The number of people employed as Audiologists has been growing at a rate of 9.51%, from 17,757 people in 2018 to 19,446 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Audiologists employed by various industries. Offices of other health practitioners employs the largest share of Audiologists at  26.8%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 22% and Offices of physicians with 17.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Audiologists in the US. The average age of male Audiologists in the workforce is 47.6 and of female Audiologists is 41.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Audiologists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

3.36k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,422
16.1k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,114

82.7% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

82.4% of Audiologists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.37% of Audiologists, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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

47.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 6.04
41.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.28

The median age of Audiologists is 42.5, and Male employees are generally 6.13 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, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Audiologists need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Selection, 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 6.85%, 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
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Audiologists. This profession is expected to grow faster than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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