What are the qualifications and salary of an
1.After successful completion of an undergraduate program and medical school,
otolaryngologists must complete five years of otolaryngology residency
accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. All
states require a license to practice as a physician and the American Board of
Otolaryngology offers a voluntary board certification program for
2.Otolaryngologists receive a yearly base salary which is distributed in
increments throughout the year. In November 2010, PayScale reported a national
average base salary ranging from $151,696 to $300,743 per year. Average salaries
are based on individuals currently working in this occupation reporting their
wages and other career information to PayScale.
3.Along with a base salary, many of these professionals reported receiving a
bonus. A bonus varies by employer, but is often based on the organization's
overall financial performance. Payscale reported average bonuses ranged from
$5,000 to $55,000 per year. Total compensation including a base salary and bonus
ranged from $174,979 to $306,449 per year for otolaryngologists.
4.An otolaryngologist's specialty area can lead to a career in a variety of
health care industries including private practices,
and medical service providers to name a few. PayScale reported the highest
salaries with physician's offices, ranging from $199,702 to $326,174 per year.
Hospitals paid otolaryngologists average salaries ranging from $191,073 to
$315,658 per year and medical service providers paid average salaries ranging
from $190,480 to $317,766 per year.
5.In many professional occupations, salaries can increase with professional
experience. Otolaryngologists' salary can base on their specialty area,
education and training, as well as professional experience. PayScale reported 32
percent of ontolaryngologists had between one and four years of experience, 18
percent had between five and nine years of experience and 46 percent had over 10
years of experience. Otolaryngologists with one to four years of experience
earned average salaries ranging from $120,346 to $207,656 per year. Those with
five to nine years of experince earned average salaries ranging from $207,500 to
$383,690 per year, and those with over 10 years of experience earned average
salaries ranging from $137,500 to $325,000 per year.