Otolaryngologist Salary

Otolaryngologists working in the United States typically earn salaries in the range from $189,375 to $406,096 a year including bonuses according to the salary information reported by Payscale.

The basic annual salary for otolaryngology doctors is generally in the range between $180,236 and $394,410, and the yearly bonus earnings can amount to up to $49,316 according to Payscale’s data. Otolaryngology specialists working in the health care industry are typically paid an income in the range from $118,500 to $375,000 a year.

Salary range



Otolaryngologists’ annual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including years of work experience in the field.

Otolaryngology physicians with 1 to 4 years of experience typically earn an annual income in the range from $53,107 to $391,486, those with 5 to 9 years of experience generally make between $188,938 and $489,357 annually, and professionals with 20 or more years of work experience under their belt are usually paid an income in the range from $212,500 to $362,069 a year according to Payscale’s salary figures. Otolaryngologists employed by companies or organizations that employ between 10 and 49 people generally earn salaries in the range from $195,918 to $300,000 a year.

Physicians with a certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology are typically paid between $183,020 and $408,514 a year.

Otolaryngologists’ annual salaries also vary depending on the type of employer. Otolaryngology doctors employed at hospitals typically earn between $201,341 and $496,647 a year, those working for private practices and firms are usually paid between $100,671 and $372,485 annually, and professionals employed by universities and colleges generally report earning a yearly income in the range from $76,302 to $304,617 according to Payscale’s salary data.

Average salary

The average salary for otolaryngologists employed in the United States is $350,000 a year according to the recruitment firm Profiles, $267,367 a year according to Payscale, $200,000 a year according to Indeed, $325,000 a year according to HealthcareWorkerSalary.com, $377,430 a year according to the American Medical Group Association (AMGA), $359,000 a year according to the staffing firm Merritt Hawkins, $325,080 a year according to Salary.com, and $372,479 a year according to the recruitment firm Jackson & Cooker.


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Based on the salary data reported by Salary.com, the 10% of the best paid otolaryngologists earn $425,228 a year or more, while the 10% on the lower end of the pay scale are paid up to $233,799 annually.

The middle 50% of otolaryngologists earn salaries in the range from $277,300 to $377,501 a year.

Starting salary

Otolaryngologists in their first year on the job earn an average salary of $222,000 a year according to the salary data reported by the recruitment agency Profiles. The median starting salary for otorhinolaryngologists in their first years of practice is $194,000 a year according to ValueMD.com.

Salary by state

Otolaryngologists’ salaries depend on geographical location among other factors and can vary considerably from state to state. Otolaryngology doctors employed in California earn $217,000 a year on average, those based in New York make $243,000 a year on average, and professionals working in Alaska are paid around $157,000 annually.



Otolaryngologists working in Montana earn around $189,000 annually, those employed in New Mexico are paid $178,000 a year on average, and professionals working in Arizona earn an average annual pay of $171,000 according to the salary data provided by Indeed.

Physicians employed in Colorado earn $178,000 a year on average, those working in Illinois are paid around $221,000 annually, and professionals working in Massachusetts earn a median yearly wage of $237,000.

Doctors based in Oregon are paid around $190,000 a year, those working in Nevada earn $166,000 a year on average, and physicians based in Florida earn an average annual salary of $189,000 according to Indeed’s salary figures.

Salary by city

Otolaryngology doctors’ annual income also varies from city to city. Physicians employed in New York earn $259,000 a year on average, those based in Los Angeles are paid around $205,000 annually, and professionals working in Chicago earn an average annual income of $226,000 based on the salary data reported by Indeed.

Otolaryngologists working in Phoenix earn around $163,000 a year, those based in Philadelphia and Detroit are paid around $199,000 annually, and professionals employed in Denver earn a median yearly salary of $183,000.

Doctors working in Houston earn $214,000 a year on average, those based in Miami are paid $183,000 a year on average, and physicians employed in Jacksonville earn an average yearly salary of $179,000 based on Indeed’s salary figures.

Hourly wage

Otolaryngologists working in the U.S. earn $156 per hour on average according to the salary figures reported by HealthcareWorkerSalary.com. 10% of these professionals earn an hourly salary of $204 or more, and the 10% on the lower end of the pay scale are paid $112 per hour or less.

Benefits

Along with their basic yearly salary and bonus earnings, otolaryngologists typically get a wide range of benefits and perks, and these can sometimes reflect their annual pay.

Otolaryngology specialists who have malpractice and liability insurance as part of their benefits package typically report earning an annual salary in the range from $186,033 to $393,530, and those who have 401(k) plans are usually paid between $102,129 and $385,405 annually. Otolaryngologists who have life and disability insurance generally earn between $52,349 and $400,755 a year, and those who have paid vacations and holidays typically earn an annual income in the range from $52,711 to $399,236.

Otolaryngology doctors who have 403(b) plans included in their benefits package are paid between $192,000 and $309,086 annually, and those who get paid sick leave earn between $191,113 and $295,726 a year.

Physicians who get reimbursement for professional education, training, tuition, or certification generally make between $194,644 and $289,949 a year according to the salary figures reported by Payscale.

The most popular perks and benefits among otolaryngology doctors are malpractice and liability insurance, 401(k), paid vacation, life and disability insurance, paid sick leave, 403(b), and reimbursement for training, education, tuition, and certification.

Bonuses

Along with the basic yearly salary, otolaryngologists also receive annual bonus earnings, and these depend on a variety of factors, including years of experience. Otolaryngology physicians with 1 to 9 years of experience are paid $10,000 a year on average, those with 10 to 19 years of work experience generally get about $12,500 annually, and professionals with 20 or more years of experience report receiving bonuses in the average amount of $2,500 a year according to Payscale.

Otolaryngologists employed at hospitals generally get about $35,000 a year in bonuses, while those working at medical offices are paid $10,000 a year on average. Physicians working at general hospitals get $27,500 a year on average, those working in ambulatory care and surgery centers are paid around $5,000 annually, and doctors working at physicians’ offices and private practices get $8,500 a year on average in bonuses according to Payscale’s salary statistics.

The annual bonuses can also vary from state to state. For example, otolaryngologists based in New York typically get about $27,500 a year, and those working in Arizona are paid $14,000 annually on average. Doctors employed in Illinois report getting around $2,500 a year in bonuses, and those working in Indiana get $5,000 a year on average according to Payscale’s data.