Speech Language Pathologist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$68,000
$54,000
Min 10%
$68,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
SHOOTING STARS
Highest Paying City
Portland, ME
Highest Paying State
Maine
Average Experience Level
6.7 years
How much does a speech language pathologist make?
The national average salary for a Speech Language Pathologist in the U.S. is $68,106 annually or $32.74 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $85,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $54,000 per year. Most Speech Language Pathologist jobs are in Health Care companies and Professional companies. Some of the states with the best Speech Language Pathologist salaries are Maine, California, Massachusetts, West Virginia, and Connecticut. The typical tenure for a Speech Language Pathologist is 6.7 years.

Average Speech Language Pathologist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Speech Language Pathologist in the United States is $68,106 per year or $32.74 per hour. The city with the highest Speech Language Pathologist salary is Portland, ME at $81,784 per year. The average starting salary in Portland, ME for Speech Language Pathologists is $57,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Speech Language Pathologist salaries are Maine, California, Massachusetts, West Virginia, and Connecticut. Montana, Alabama, and Louisiana have the lowest Speech Language Pathologist salaries.

Map of Speech Language Pathologist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Speech Language Pathologists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Speech Language Pathologist Salary By Company

Speech Language Pathologist jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Health Care companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Speech Language Pathologists. SHOOTING STARS and Billings Schools are the highest paying companies. Companies like DOCTORS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL and New London Public Schools also report very competitive wages for Speech Language Pathologists.

Average Speech Language Pathologist Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Speech Language Pathologist works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Non Profits companies, Health Care companies, and Professional companies pay higher-than-average wages for Speech Language Pathologists. Non Profits companies pay their Speech Language Pathologists the highest wages, averaging $70,817 per year. Health Care companies and Professional companies pay well too, at $68,276 and $66,858, respectively. At $64,283, the average salary for Speech Language Pathologists in the Education industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Non Profits
Non Profits
$70,817
$71k
Health Care
Health Care
$68,276
$68k
Professional
Professional
$66,858
$67k
Education
Education
$64,283
$64k

Speech Language Pathologist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Speech Language Pathologist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Speech Language Pathologist can range from $65,475 to $71,408 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Speech Language Pathologist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Speech Language Pathologist (SY)
04/29/2020
$62,134
IEP Therapy
Speech Language Pathologist
04/28/2020
$73,045
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Speech/Language Pathologist
04/28/2020
$58,900
IEP Therapy
Speech Language Pathologist
04/28/2020
$73,045
Myptsolutions
ECI Speech Language Pathologist CCC
04/27/2020
$70,000
Careerstaff Unlimited
Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-School School Year
04/24/2020
$83,480
Re-1 Valley School District
Speech Language Pathologist
04/24/2020
$41,664
Speech & Language Pathologist (Wilson County)--Temporary Solutions
04/24/2020
$86,715
Kingman Unified School District
Speech-Language Pathologist
04/23/2020
$62,000
Nashua School District
Speech Language Pathologist
04/20/2020
$43,918
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