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How much does a Speech Language Pathologist make in the United States?

Average Speech Language Pathologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Speech Language Pathologists earn a median hourly wage of $35.90. Hourly wages typically start from $22.63 and go up to $56.16.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Speech Language Pathologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Speech Language Pathologists earn a median salary of $74,680 per year. Salaries typically start from $47,070 and go up to $116,810.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) conducted a survey of speech language pathologists in the spring of 2015. According to the survey, the median speech language pathologist salary was $75,000/yr, private practice owners or co-owners salaries were $77,240/yr, clinical service providers salaries were $70,000/yr, and administrators or supervisors salaries were $93,534/yr.

In facilities such as outpatient clinics and offices, the salaries were $68,000/yr, in SNFs and general medical, VA, and LTAC hospitals the salaries were $90,000/yr. Suburban areas paid $73,833/yr, city/urban areas paid $75,000/yr, and rural areas paid $78,266/yr. The south paid $70,885/yr, and the west paid $84,000/yr. Speech language pathologists salaries differ with experience: one to three years paid $63,603/yr, four to six years experience paid $68,600/yr, 13-15 years experience paid $85,000/yr, 16-19 years of experience paid $90,000/yr.

Employment Type Mix

84%
Full-Time
16%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.2
SCORE
301
RATINGS
Speech Language Pathologists average a score of 3.2 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Speech Language Pathologists in the 68th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Speech Language Pathologist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Speech Language Pathologist Earnings

The highest earning Speech Language Pathologists in the United States earn:

$56.16
an hour
$116,810
per year
Senior Speech Language Pathologist Earnings

Senior Speech Language Pathologists in the United States earn:

$45.67
an hour
$95,000
per year
Experienced Speech Language Pathologist Earnings

Experienced Speech Language Pathologists in the United States earn:

$35.90
an hour
$74,680
per year
Junior Speech Language Pathologist Earnings

Junior Speech Language Pathologists in the United States earn:

$28.12
an hour
$58,480
per year
Starting Speech Language Pathologist Earnings

Starting Speech Language Pathologists in the United States earn:

$22.63
an hour
$47,070
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Speech Language Pathologist salary comparison

Speech Language Pathologists earn more than 75% percent of Health careers. Speech Language Pathologist salaries are in the top 80% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Speech Language Pathologists in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Speech Language Pathologist salary by state

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