Speech Pathologist Salary

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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.

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Salary by Setting

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, average salary for SLPs by setting is as follows:

  • Nursing/Residential Care Facilities: $94,680
  • Hospitals: $83,970
  • Offices of Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapists and Audiologists: $84,390
  • Educational Services: $68,270

Salary by State

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

State Average Salary
Alabama $71,240
Alaska $83,640
Arizona $74,710
Arkansas $73,660
California $93,510
Colorado $90,980
Connecticut $92,280
Delaware $81,440
District of Columbia $93,570
Florida $76,820
Georgia $77,730
Hawaii $76,330
Idaho $74,740
Illinois $77,120
Indiana $73,780
Iowa $76,020
Kansas $70,280
Kentucky $72,440
Louisiana $71,270
Maine $65,540
Maryland $84,960
Massachusetts $85,720
Michigan $78,220
Minnesota $75,590
Mississippi $64,560
Missouri $77,790
Montana $64,580
Nebraska $69,110
Nevada $77,620
New Hampshire $73,630
New Jersey $85,000
New Mexico $74,800
New York $90,820
North Carolina $75,310
North Dakota $67,340
Ohio $78,200
Oklahoma $81,700
Oregon $87,610
Pennsylvania $79,530
Rhode Island $80,450
South Carolina $71,600
South Dakota $58,860
Tennessee $77,140
Texas $75,800
Utah $78,840
Vermont $73,550
Virginia $86,090
Washington $73,220
West Virginia $61,070
Wisconsin $70,565
Wyoming $80,470

Data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Last updated 1/11/2020