ASHA conducted the 2012 Schools Survey—the second distributed by
ASHA to audiologists—to gather information about service provision,
earnings and other professional topics. Nearly 300 school-based
audiologists (a 54 percent response rate) completed the survey.
More than 1,000 (8.5 percent) of ASHA-certified audiologists are
employed in schools, according to ASHA's year-end 2012 membership
and affiliation counts.
The survey shows a modest rise in the academic year salaries of school-based audiologists since 2010 [PDF]. The overall median academic year salary of audiologists was $63,000, up from $60,000 (a 5
percent increase). The median calendar year salary was $69,836,
down slightly from $70,239 (a 1 percent decline).
In the 2012 Schools Survey, we asked audiologists whether they
received a salary supplement, stipend, bonus or other type of
"salary upgrade" and, if so, why they received it. One-fifth (20
percent) of audiologists indicated they received a supplement for
having the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence; 8 percent for
doing extra work (for example, Medicaid billing, supervision); 3
percent as a recruitment/retention bonus; 2 percent for providing
bilingual services; and 3 percent as a result of a value-added
Employer-paid career-related expenses
In the survey, audiologists indicated their employers are more
likely to pay for continuing education fees [PDF] and conference fees
than for certification/membership dues or state licensing