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Speech Pathologist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$62,000
$49,000
$62,000
$78,000
Speech pathologists in the United States make an average salary of $62,406 per year or $30.0 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $49,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $78,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maine, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, and New Hampshire provide the highest speech pathologist salaries.
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Map of Speech Pathologist Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Speech Pathologist Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a speech pathologist is roughly $62,406 per year, which boils down to $30.0 per hour. Interestingly enough, speech pathologists have the highest salaries in San Jose, CA at about $74,209 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Jose, CA is $52,000. Additionally, speech pathologists make more than the average salary in Burlington, MA, Baltimore, MD, Smithtown, NY, Vancouver, WA, and Tucson, AZ. On a more broad level, speech pathologist salaries are highest in Maine, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and West Virginia. On the contrary, Wyoming, Louisiana, and South Carolina offer the lowest speech pathologist salaries.

City
Average Salary
San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA
$74,209
$74k
Burlington, MA
Burlington, MA
$73,911
$74k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$70,748
$71k
Smithtown, NY
Smithtown, NY
$67,406
$67k
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, WA
$67,299
$67k
Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
$67,011
$67k
Anchorage, AK
Anchorage, AK
$65,967
$66k
Winchester, VA
Winchester, VA
$63,335
$63k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$61,639
$62k
Detroit, MI
Detroit, MI
$61,512
$62k

High Paying Speech Pathologist Jobs

Average Speech Pathologist Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Monroe County Water Authority and Advantage Solutions as they offer the highest salaries for speech pathologists.

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Speech Pathologist Salary History

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    Average Speech Pathologist Pay By Industry

    The salary for a speech pathologist can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for speech pathologists tend to be found in finance, health care, and non profits companies. In fact, speech pathologists can make a yearly salary of $75,421 while working for finance companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Finance
    Finance
    $75,421
    $75k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $62,901
    $63k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $58,986
    $59k
    Education
    Education
    $56,204
    $56k

    Speech Pathologist Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a speech 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.

    Recently Added Speech Pathologist Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Speech Pathologist (PRN)
    Speech Pathologist (PRN)
    Jacksonville, FL
    Jacksonville, FL
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $93,915
    $93,915
    10/27/2020
    The Whole Person
    The Whole Person
    Speech Pathologist--Home Health
    Speech Pathologist--Home Health
    Speech Pathologist--Home Health
    Saint Joseph, MO
    Saint Joseph, MO
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $121,046
    $121,046
    10/22/2020
    Speech Pathologist II
    Speech Pathologist II
    Iowa City, IA
    Iowa City, IA
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $27,713
    $27,713
    10/16/2020
    Peace Health
    Peace Health
    Speech Pathologist-Outpatient UD
    Speech Pathologist-Outpatient UD
    Speech Pathologist-Outpatient UD
    Eugene, OR
    Eugene, OR
    10/09/2020
    10/09/2020
    $77,198
    $77,198
    10/09/2020
    Speech Pathologist-Outpatient UD
    Speech Pathologist-Outpatient UD
    Eugene, OR
    Eugene, OR
    10/09/2020
    10/09/2020
    $77,198
    $77,198
    10/09/2020
    Maryland Government Jobs
    Maryland Government Jobs
    Speech Pathologist/Audiologist III
    Speech Pathologist/Audiologist III
    Speech Pathologist/Audiologist III
    Maryland
    Maryland
    09/25/2020
    09/25/2020
    $49,971
    $49,971
    09/25/2020
    Peace Health
    Peace Health
    Speech Pathologist-Home Health
    Speech Pathologist-Home Health
    Speech Pathologist-Home Health
    Eugene, OR
    Eugene, OR
    09/24/2020
    09/24/2020
    $77,198
    $77,198
    09/24/2020
    Peace Health
    Peace Health
    Speech Pathologist-Neurology
    Speech Pathologist-Neurology
    Speech Pathologist-Neurology
    Vancouver, WA
    Vancouver, WA
    09/24/2020
    09/24/2020
    $77,198
    $77,198
    09/24/2020
    Midwest Health
    Midwest Health
    Speech Pathologist
    Speech Pathologist
    Speech Pathologist
    Osage Beach, MO
    Osage Beach, MO
    09/23/2020
    09/23/2020
    $121,046
    $121,046
    09/23/2020
    Speech Pathologist-Neurology
    Speech Pathologist-Neurology
    Vancouver, WA
    Vancouver, WA
    09/12/2020
    09/12/2020
    $77,198
    $77,198
    09/12/2020