Career Attributes

  • $67,520
  • 145,100
  • 2.9
  • 17.8%
  • Master's degree
  • Communication Disorders and Sciences
More Attributes

Speech Language Pathologist Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 145,100 Speech Language Pathologists in the United States. The Speech Language Pathologist job market is expected to grow by 17.8% between 2016 and 2026.

Speech Language Pathologist Employability Rating

B+ Sokanu rates Speech Language Pathologists with a B+ employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 29,000 Speech Language Pathologists. That number is based on 25,900 additional Speech Language Pathologists, and the retirement of 3,100 existing Speech Language Pathologists.

Supply of Speech Language Pathologists

The Speech Language Pathologist industry is concentrated in Texas, New York, and California.

Speech Language Pathologist Job Market by State

State name Employed Speech Language Pathologists
Texas 14,660
New York 12,090
California 11,550
Florida 7,280
Illinois 6,430
New Jersey 5,860
Pennsylvania 5,490
Ohio 5,180
North Carolina 4,310
Massachusetts 4,230
Colorado 3,410
Michigan 3,400
Missouri 3,340
Georgia 3,300
Minnesota 3,160
Washington 3,160
Virginia 3,080
Maryland 2,920
Tennessee 2,650
Indiana 2,540
Wisconsin 2,360
Louisiana 2,290
Arizona 2,260
Kentucky 2,100
Arkansas 1,900
Connecticut 1,730
Oregon 1,680
Oklahoma 1,620
Alabama 1,580
Kansas 1,500
Utah 1,480
South Carolina 1,400
Mississippi 1,390
Iowa 1,250
Nebraska 1,050
West Virginia 1,020
New Mexico 920
Nevada 890
Maine 780
New Hampshire 660
Hawaii 550
Idaho 540
Delaware 530
North Dakota 480
Vermont 400
South Dakota 390
Rhode Island 390
Montana 340
Wyoming 290
District of Columbia 270
Alaska 270
Puerto Rico 110

Find your perfect career

Would you make a good speech language pathologist? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

80% Match?
Take the free career test

Career Attributes

  • $67,520
  • 145,100
  • 2.9
  • 17.8%
  • Master's degree
  • Communication Disorders and Sciences
More Attributes