Speech language pathologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Speech language pathologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $85,200
Alabama $62,650
Arkansas $64,090
Arizona $75,390
California $92,750
Colorado $87,080
Connecticut $91,530
District of Columbia $94,330
Delaware $78,620
Florida $76,820
Georgia $75,900
Hawaii $74,130
Iowa $75,020
Idaho $72,880
Illinois $73,697
Indiana $70,945
Kansas $67,530
Kentucky $71,819
Louisiana $65,170
Massachusetts $85,870
Maryland $86,610
Maine $63,230
Michigan $74,460
Minnesota $73,880
Missouri $77,670
Mississippi $61,870
Montana $63,390
North Carolina $73,250
North Dakota $67,980
Nebraska $67,540
New Hampshire $72,870
New Jersey $87,500
New Mexico $72,100
Nevada $68,600
New York $82,170
Ohio $74,390
Oklahoma $66,300
Oregon $84,790
Pennsylvania $72,304
Puerto Rico $37,500
Rhode Island $80,520
South Carolina $70,150
South Dakota $56,680
Tennessee $79,790
Texas $71,940
Utah $78,480
Virginia $86,180
Vermont $71,420
Washington $73,250
Wisconsin $69,780
West Virginia $55,930
Wyoming $75,160

How much does a Speech Language Pathologist earn?

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.

How do speech language pathologist salaries compare to similar careers?

Speech language pathologists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than nurse practitioners but more than nurse educators.

Career Median Salary
Nurse practitioner salary $105K
Neuropsychologist salary $102K
Biomedical engineer salary $88K
Radiation therapist salary $86K
Occupational therapist salary $84K
Speech language pathologist salary $82K
Clinical psychologist salary $78K
Counseling psychologist salary $78K
Genetic counselor salary $82K
Nurse educator salary $75K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)