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Speech Language Pathologist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$68,000
$54,000
$68,000
$85,000
Speech language pathologists in the United States make an average salary of $68,106 per year or $32.74 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $54,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $85,000. If you like following the crowd, health care and professional companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out professional, health care, and non profits companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Maine, California, Massachusetts, West Virginia, and Connecticut provide the highest speech language pathologist salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Gilroy, CA
$78,535
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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.

Average Salary

Average Speech Language Pathologist Salary By Location

While a speech language pathologist can average a salary of $68,106 per year, or $32.74 per hour, there are many opportunities for speech language pathologists to make more. For example, in Portland, ME you might make $81,784 per year. Other high-paying locations include Washington, DC, Gilroy, CA and Baltimore, MD. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Portland, ME where the average starting salary is $57,000. The highest paying states for speech language pathologists include Maine, California and Massachusetts. Meanwhile, Montana, Alabama, and Louisiana offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Portland, ME
Portland, ME
$81,784
$82k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$81,317
$81k
Gilroy, CA
Gilroy, CA
$78,535
$79k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$75,784
$76k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$72,710
$73k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$72,427
$72k
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$71,945
$72k
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$71,630
$72k
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$70,674
$71k
Wilmington, DE
Wilmington, DE
$69,315
$69k

High Paying Speech Language Pathologist Jobs

Average Speech Language Pathologist Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a speech language pathologist, working for SHOOTING STARS or Billings Schools might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like DOCTORS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL and New London Public Schools report highly competitive salaries for speech language pathologists.

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Speech Language Pathologist Salary History

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    Average Speech Language Pathologist Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, speech language pathologist salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that professional, health care, and non profits companies tend to offer much higher salaries for speech language pathologists. For example, speech language pathologists make a whopping average salary of $74,505 while working for professional companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $68,343 at health care companies and $65,012 at non profits companies. But speech language pathologists may want to avoid working in the education industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $64,244.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Professional
    Professional
    $74,505
    $75k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $68,343
    $68k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $65,012
    $65k
    Education
    Education
    $64,244
    $64k

    Speech Language Pathologist Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a speech language pathologist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

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    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-School Pediatrics
    Miami, FL
    Miami, FL
    10/31/2020
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    $78,263
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    Bellingham, WA
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    10/31/2020
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    $59,529
    $59,529
    10/31/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
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    Speechlanguage Pathologist-SLP-School
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    Taylor, MI
    Taylor, MI
    10/31/2020
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    $73,045
    $73,045
    10/31/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
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    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-School
    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-School
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    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $91,828
    $91,828
    10/30/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
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    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Skilled Nursing Facility
    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Skilled Nursing Facility
    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Skilled Nursing Facility
    Waukegan, IL
    Waukegan, IL
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $104,350
    $104,350
    10/30/2020
    Speech-Language Pathologist-Outpatient Pediatrics
    Speech-Language Pathologist-Outpatient Pediatrics
    Charlottesville, VA
    Charlottesville, VA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $56,763
    $56,763
    10/29/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
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    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Skilled Nursing Facility
    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Skilled Nursing Facility
    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Skilled Nursing Facility
    Pittsfield, MA
    Pittsfield, MA
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    10/28/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Rehab
    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Rehab
    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Rehab
    Ansted, WV
    Ansted, WV
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $93,915
    $93,915
    10/28/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Skilled Nursing Facility
    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Skilled Nursing Facility
    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Skilled Nursing Facility
    Snow Hill, MD
    Snow Hill, MD
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $93,915
    $93,915
    10/27/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Skilled Nursing Facility
    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Skilled Nursing Facility
    Speech Language Pathologist-SLP-Skilled Nursing Facility
    Seattle, WA
    Seattle, WA
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $91,828
    $91,828
    10/27/2020