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 6% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than nurse practitioners but more than counseling psychologists.

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