Training Requirements for Hearing Aid Specialists

Hearing aid specialists need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Hearing aid specialists
Percent
Less than High School 1.9
High School 17.6
Some College 30.8
Associates Degree 17.7
Bachelors Degree 22.0
Masters Degree 6.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.9

Employment Outlook for Hearing Aid Specialists

This represents about 5,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more hearing aid specialists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.

Typical Income for Hearing Aid Specialists

Hourly Income

On average,hearing aid specialists make $25.48 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Hearing aid specialists $12.90 $16.80 $24.16 $31.95 $38.92
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health technologists and technicians $12.29 $15.63 $20.55 $27.58 $35.76
Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians $13.06 $15.82 $20.43 $27.80 $36.26
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, hearing aid specialists make $53,000 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Hearing aid specialists $26,830 $34,940 $50,250 $66,460 $80,940
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health technologists and technicians $25,570 $32,510 $42,750 $57,370 $74,390
Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians $27,160 $32,900 $42,500 $57,820 $75,430
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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