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 York $58,000
Texas $62,000

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 counseling psychologists.

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