1st gig as a 4th year in a non-profit clinic - $25k
1st gig as a practicing audiologist at a non-profit hospital in Ohio - $55k plus excellent benefits and a sweet schedule
I turned down several other job offers in states such as NC, NM, PA, IN, and VA
Highest offer was 85K a year (large ENT group)
Lowest was 40k a year (was a pediatric hospital)
The average was around 60k with various benefits
It's kind of disheartening when you put in the same amount of years as a medical doctor and make less than what a lot of RN's or PA's make. I'm hoping as more AuD's join the field and we get more medically minded folks that are motivated that the salary will start rising. It's definitely an uphill battle.