Throbbing ear pain haven't cleaned my ears out in a while but the pain is more on the outside of my ear?

External otitis. External otitis. Swimmers ear. Use OTC drops.. No Q-tips. If pain persists, see ENT doc who may insert wick and prescribe stronger drops and oral antibiotics.
TMJ syndrome. The most ear pain is not caused by an inner ear infection, rather, TM joint more commonly is the culprit. The good news is that after the temporo-mandibular joint disorder is treated, the ear pain will resolve. See your PCP for consultation.