The average salary for a speech language pathologist in the United States is around $77,510 per year.
This is 21% above the national average. Updated in 2018.
Speech language pathologists earn an average yearly salary of $77,510. Wages typically start from $48,690 and go up to $120,060.
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|
|District of Columbia||$94,330|
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.
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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)