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

Average Speech Language Pathologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Speech Language Pathologists earn an average yearly salary of $67,521. Salaries typically start from $38,147 and go up to $97,116.

Average Speech Language Pathologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Speech Language Pathologists earn an average hourly wage of $32.46. Hourly wages typically start from $18.34 and go up to $46.69.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

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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

83%
Full-Time
17%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.2
SCORE
355
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 70th 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:

$46.69
an hour
$97,115.8
per year
Senior Speech Language Pathologist Earnings

Senior Speech Language Pathologists in the United States earn:

$39.39
an hour
$81,931.2
per year
Experienced Speech Language Pathologist Earnings

Experienced Speech Language Pathologists in the United States earn:

$30.96
an hour
$64,392.2
per year
Junior Speech Language Pathologist Earnings

Junior Speech Language Pathologists in the United States earn:

$24.22
an hour
$50,387.8
per year
Starting Speech Language Pathologist Earnings

Starting Speech Language Pathologists in the United States earn:

$18.34
an hour
$38,146.6
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 64% percent of similar careers in the United States.

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Speech Language Pathologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in District of Columbia $44.32 $92,190 # 1
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Connecticut $44.31 $92,160 # 2
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in California $42.73 $88,870 # 3
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in New York $42.55 $88,510 # 4
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Alaska $42.50 $88,390 # 5
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Colorado $40.83 $84,930 # 6
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in New Jersey $40.81 $84,890 # 7
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Virginia $40.11 $83,430 # 8
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Maryland $39.62 $82,410 # 9
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Nevada $38.98 $81,080 # 10
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Oklahoma $38.95 $81,020 # 11
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Massachusetts $38.95 $81,010 # 12
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Oregon $38.80 $80,710 # 13
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Texas $37.99 $79,021.9 # 14
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Florida $37.86 $78,740 # 15
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Rhode Island $37.79 $78,610 # 16
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Michigan $37.32 $77,620 # 17
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Pennsylvania $37.03 $77,030 # 18
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Ohio $36.90 $76,760 # 19
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in New Mexico $36.60 $76,130 # 20
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Illinois $36.34 $75,590 # 21
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Delaware $36.18 $75,250 # 22
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in New Hampshire $36.17 $75,240 # 23
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Washington $35.55 $73,950 # 24
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Georgia $35.19 $73,200 # 25
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Tennessee $34.94 $72,680 # 26
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Idaho $34.94 $72,670 # 27
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Vermont $34.85 $72,490 # 28
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Arkansas $34.83 $72,440 # 29
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Iowa $34.70 $72,170 # 30
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in North Carolina $34.54 $71,850 # 31
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Arizona $34.54 $71,850 # 32
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Wyoming $34.51 $71,780 # 33
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Kentucky $34.48 $71,720 # 34
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Hawaii $34.46 $71,680 # 35
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in South Carolina $34.45 $71,650 # 36
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Indiana $34.23 $71,190 # 37
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Alabama $33.98 $70,680 # 38
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Utah $33.80 $70,310 # 39
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Kansas $33.73 $70,150 # 40
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Missouri $33.24 $69,140 # 41
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Minnesota $33.22 $69,100 # 42
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Wisconsin $32.76 $68,150 # 43
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in North Dakota $32.49 $67,580 # 44
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in United States $32.46 $67,520.6 # 45
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Nebraska $31.66 $65,860 # 46
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Montana $31.58 $65,690 # 47
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Maine $31.02 $64,520 # 48
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Louisiana $30.38 $63,200 # 49
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Mississippi $30.33 $63,090 # 50
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in West Virginia $29.53 $61,420 # 51
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in South Dakota $28.25 $58,770 # 52
Speech Language Pathologist Salary in Puerto Rico $22.88 $47,590 # 53