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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Speech Pathologist in the US is $74,680. Salary has grown 20% over the past 10 years (ASHA), and will differ by location and the type of setting the SLP works in. Below you will find average salaries for various settings and locations.

Salary by Setting:

  • Nursing/Residential Care Facilities: $92,220
  • Hospitals: $81,090
  • Offices of Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapists and Audiologists: $80,580
  • Educational Services: $65,540

 

Salary by State

The salary for speech pathologists in each state is as follows:

State Average Salary
Alabama $70,680
Alaska $88,390
Arizona $71,850
Arkansas $72,440
California $88,870
Colorado $84,930
Connecticut $92,160
Delaware $75,250
District of Columbia $92,190
Florida $78,740
Georgia $73,200
Hawaii $71,680
Idaho $72,670
Illinois $75,590
Indiana $71,190
Iowa $72,170
Kansas $70,150
Kentucky $71,720
Louisiana $63,200
Maine $64,520
Maryland $82,410
Massachusetts $81,010
Michigan $77,610
Minnesota $69,100
Mississippi $63,090
Missouri $69,140
Montana $65,690
Nebraska $65,860
Nevada $81,080
New Hampshire $75,240
New Jersey $84,890
New Mexico $76,130
New York $88,510
North Carolina $71,850
North Dakota $67,580
Ohio $76,760
Oklahoma $81,020
Oregon $80,710
Pennsylvania $77,030
Rhode Island $78,610
South Carolina $71,650
South Dakota $58,770
Tennessee $72,680
Texas $80,060
Utah $70,310
Vermont $72,490
Virginia $83,430
Washington $73,950
West Virginia $61,420
Wisconsin $68,150
Wyoming $71,780

Data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Last updated 2/20/2018


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