Audiologists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
17.8k
Average Age
41.7
Estimated Job Growth
13%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$77,850
Average Male Salary
$106,601
Average Female Salary
$72,861

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Audiologists and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) 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 Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing. Audiologists are paid most in Louisville/Jefferson County (Northeast) PUMA, KY but are relatively concentrated in Tampa City (South) PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$77,850
AVERAGE SALARY
± $10,164

In 2020, Audiologists earned an average of $77,850, $21,896 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Ship & boat captains & operators make somewhat more than Audiologists while Other psychologists 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

0.3
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Audiologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.3, 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

17.8k
2020 Workforce
± 3,276
4.66%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 25.1%

The number of people employed as Audiologists has been growing at a rate of 4.66%, from 17,015 people in 2019 to 17,808 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Audiologists employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Audiologists at  27.3%, followed by Offices of other health practitioners with 25.7% and Offices of physicians with 16.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Audiologists in the US. The average age of male Audiologists in the workforce is 43.8 and of female Audiologists is 41.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Audiologists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

2.63k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,260
15.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,024

85.2% of Audiologists are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Audiologists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Audiologists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

85% of Audiologists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.64% of Audiologists, White (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 Sex

43.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 6.46
41.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.32

The median age of Audiologists is 41.7, and Male employees are generally 2.53 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Audiologists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Audiologists are expected to see a growth of 13% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

13%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Audiologists. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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