Socioeconomic Data

Socioeconomic Data

Since 1997, the Health Policy department has facilitated the socioeconomic survey, which is disseminated to all members (excluding military, retirees, and those in training). A great tool that provides the Academy and its membership with important information about their practices, the healthcare environment, and future trends in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, the AAO-HNS Socioeconomic Survey is the most recognized otolaryngology specific member survey available. It is an asset for otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeons to measure themselves against their peers. 

In the year the survey is conducted, the Academy publishes aggregate survey results in the December issue of the Bulletin, our monthly publication, and also displays them during our Annual Meeting. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE on the AAO-HNS/AOA 2017 Socioeconomic Survey

The AAO-HNS/AOA 2017 Socioeconomic Survey is now in progress and the response deadline has been extended to Friday, July 21, 2017. On June 13, 2017 each AAO-HNS member (excluding military, retirees, and those in training) received a unique link to the survey. If you received the survey, please take a few moments to complete it to ensure the Academy obtains a high survey response rate. If you are eligible to take the survey but haven’t yet received it, please contact Claudia Vasquez, MS, Senior Manager of Health Policy at

The Academy Partners with the AOA to Conduct 2017 Socioeconomic Survey

This June 2017, the Academy is partnering with the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators (AOA) to conduct the next socioeconomic survey. This new partnership affords members more detailed practice data to help them navigate the ever-changing healthcare environment. The survey will be distributed during the month of June to all members, excluding Residents, Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Scientific Fellows, and Non-Domestic Otolaryngologists). Results will be available in time for the Annual Meeting in Chicago this September. 

The 2014 AAO-HNS Socioeconomic Survey is Available Online

If you didn't get a chance to view the 2014 AAO-HNS Socioeconomic Survey trend highlights at the AAO-HNS 2014 Annual Meeting and OTO EXPO, be sure to check out the results in the PowerPoint below. The full PowerPoint slide set is now available. 

Looking for On-Call Data from the 2014 AAO-HNS Socioeconomic Survey?
As a part of the 2014 AAO-HNS Socioeconomic Survey, survey respondents provided feedback regarding the on-call reimbursement practices of their local hospital(s). The on-call data is available through our inquiry form.

Additionally, here are a few links to reports that provide general information regarding salary. Unfortunately, many of these studies use the mean salary and RVU data and may not provide the specifics you are seeking.

ACS sponsored atlas of the surgical workforce

Medical Group Management Association website

The Association of Otolaryngology Administrators website