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
New Jersey $87,500
District of Columbia $94,330
California $92,750
Connecticut $91,530
Colorado $87,080
New York $82,170
Oregon $84,790
Virginia $86,180
Massachusetts $85,870
Maryland $86,610
Alaska $85,200
Oklahoma $66,300
Delaware $78,620
Wyoming $75,160
Rhode Island $80,520
Pennsylvania $74,660
Utah $78,480
Michigan $74,460
Ohio $74,390
Missouri $77,670
Georgia $75,900
Nevada $68,600
Tennessee $79,790
Illinois $74,930
Florida $76,820
Hawaii $74,130
Iowa $75,020
Texas $71,940
Minnesota $73,880
North Carolina $73,250
New Mexico $72,100
Idaho $72,880
Indiana $74,240
Arkansas $64,090
New Hampshire $72,870
Vermont $71,420
Washington $73,250
Kentucky $67,370
South Carolina $70,150
Louisiana $65,170
Alabama $62,650
Wisconsin $69,780
Kansas $67,530
Nebraska $67,540
North Dakota $67,980
Maine $63,230
Montana $63,390
Mississippi $61,870
West Virginia $55,930
South Dakota $56,680
Puerto Rico $37,500

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 acute care nurse practitioners but more than cardiovascular technologists and technicians.

Career Median Salary
Acute care nurse practitioner salary $72K
Orthotist and prosthetist salary $69K
Physical therapist salary $68K
Magnetic resonance imaging technologist salary $72K
Speech language pathologist salary $59K
Dental hygienist salary $61K
Diagnostic medical sonographer salary $61K
Biomedical engineer salary $57K
Registered nurse salary $57K
Cardiovascular technologist and technician salary $57K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)