Speech-Language Pathologist Salary

speech-language-pathologist-salary-chart.jpgSpeech-language pathologists treat and assess persons with voice, fluency, language, and speech disorders. They may teach alternate communication systems.

Salary

The average wage is $73,970 a year. The bottom 10% earns at most $44,860 a year while the top 10% earns at least $109,800 yearly. The median salary is $70,810 a year.

The best industries for employment are elementary and secondary schools (59,970 employed, $66,490 average); offices of health practitioners (24,090 employed, $82,240 average); and general medical and surgical hospitals (13,790 employed, $76,910 average). The top paying industry is medical and diagnostic laboratories, paying $154,270 a year (50 employed).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of speech-language pathologists is expected to increase by 19% between 2012 and 2022, which is faster than average.

Speech-Language Pathologist Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $41,780 $59,850 $100,010 $65,140
Alaska $53,200 $79,020 $112,990 $79,900
Arizona $40,380 $67,200 $93,330 $68,100
Arkansas $42,280 $66,090 $108,790 $70,510
California $53,730 $83,570 $117,780 $86,090
Colorado $55,830 $82,340 $118,040 $83,920
Connecticut $51,500 $81,800 $112,770 $80,760
Delaware $48,320 $72,530 $108,200 $74,500
Florida $47,460 $73,960 $100,920 $73,920
Georgia $45,290 $68,310 $96,170 $69,660
Hawaii $54,830 $72,770 $92,170 $72,590
Idaho $36,770 $65,710 $92,390 $64,950
Illinois $38,420 $69,200 $111,290 $74,090
Indiana $39,740 $70,620 $107,610 $71,950
Iowa $47,650 $66,380 $92,050 $67,100
Kansas $42,380 $66,720 $98,190 $68,770
Kentucky $46,090 $61,410 $101,200 $68,160
Louisiana $41,490 $55,810 $83,130 $59,070
Maine $40,420 $59,930 $83,940 $61,140
Maryland $51,030 $83,000 $114,690 $81,410
Massachusetts $50,570 $75,750 $109,400 $77,610
Michigan $48,870 $72,350 $99,210 $75,000
Minnesota $43,150 $69,440 $107,120 $71,360
Mississippi $35,170 $55,610 $91,590 $59,930
Missouri $37,370 $66,010 $102,350 $67,290
Montana $49,150 $65,560 $88,890 $65,770
Nebraska $40,390 $57,580 $85,820 $60,210
Nevada $44,100 $70,250 $119,650 $81,380
New Hampshire $41,860 $64,390 $90,320 $64,440
New Jersey $53,810 $83,730 $125,280 $85,400
New Mexico $40,650 $66,980 $108,530 $73,200
New York $47,320 $74,250 $127,210 $80,510
North Carolina $46,040 $67,110 $102,770 $69,810
North Dakota $40,760 $54,820 $74,210 $56,090
Ohio $48,230 $69,580 $100,350 $72,190
Oklahoma $33,670 $52,300 $94,330 $59,340
Oregon $47,120 $71,000 $91,720 $69,670
Pennsylvania $49,470 $72,340 $111,400 $76,250
Rhode Island $53,460 $76,370 $95,910 $76,720
South Carolina $41,130 $64,200 $91,040 $64,530
South Dakota $35,580 $48,000 $71,400 $50,710
Tennessee $40,310 $60,820 $93,840 $64,320
Texas $47,820 $66,690 $112,160 $73,050
Utah $32,340 $67,520 $92,640 $65,130
Vermont $42,580 $63,930 $86,760 $64,150
Virginia $50,500 $74,320 $111,660 $76,680
Washington $45,620 $69,200 $96,700 $71,290
West Virginia $33,780 $55,950 $95,460 $60,990
Wisconsin $43,420 $64,960 $89,890 $65,060
Wyoming $49,760 $66,190 $89,530 $67,010