AuD Salary

Discussion in 'Audiology [ Au.D ]' started by AuDx, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. AuDx

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    I just saw a job posting as of 2017 for an AuD at the Mayo Clinic, offering a salary of $62k. OMG this is real, this profession does not pay s#%t for a doctor. I make more than that right now with just an Associate degree. I'm sooo disappointed cause I wanted to do the AuD program so bad. The ROI is ominously poor (ironically) for those who have to take $100k in student loan. Without the debt it's doable, but $62k is unmanageable if you have to pay back loan and raise a family. I might have to give up on my dream... But yet I'm still leaning toward going for it. I hope I'm not about to make the biggest mistake of my life. Damn I'm sooo disappointed and so confused right now :(
     
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  3. jblil

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    Welcome to degree inflation; since schools can get an extra year of tuition, they will soak you for all they can. And frankly, I doubt that the "doctorate" in PT, OT (soon) and Audiology is really required for everyday patient care. Research the salary thoroughly before you make a decision. A few isolated data points may paint a very bleak or very optimistic picture, but you need to know the full range.
     
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    Yeah, that's where I'm at. The range is pretty wide, I've seen 55, 62, ,70, 77, 84, 90, 99, 124 and more. I mean it's all over the place. Bad news is low beginning salary. Upside is potential for growth if all goes well.
     
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    If you haven't already done so, sort the threads by the number of views. There are several discussions about salaries that will float up to the top, e.g, "Advice for a future Audiologist".
     

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