With over 123,000 speech therapist in the current workforce and an expected career growth of 23% by 2020 you can see why a career in speech-language pathology has been ranked as one of the best jobs in today’s job market.
The current median salary for a speech pathologist job in the United States is $69,321 (according to Salary.com). From a data sample of 1,830 speech pathologists, PayScale.com reports that a newly licensed therapist entering the job market can expect to make between $35,770 and $63,921 per year. While someone with 20 or more years can expect to make between $48,920 and $84,127. With any salary data, the salary of a speech pathologist can vary due to such variables as your specialty area, experience level, location, facility, and whether you choose a contract or permanent position.
Salary By Years of Experience
|Less Than 1 year||$35,770 – $63,921|
|1-4 Years||$38,726 – $66,580|
|5-9 Years||$40,648 – $77,406|
|10-19 Years||$42,840 – $81,696|
|20 years or more||$48,920 – $84,127|
Source: PayScale.com | Updated: Sept 14, 2012| Individuals Reporting: 1,830
Salary By Setting
|Education||$37,250 – $68,444|
|Healthcare||$40,952 – $79,714|
Source: PayScale.com | Updated: Sept 14, 2012| Individuals Reporting: 1,806
Salary By Gender
|Female||$39,914 – $73,889|
|Male||$36,032 – $85,008|
PayScale.com | Updated: Sept 14, 2012| Individuals Reporting: 944
Salary By State
The average nationwide speech pathologist salary posted on Indeed was $95,000. Average speech pathologist salaries for job postings nationwide are 37% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide.
|Highest Salary For Speech Pathologists
|Lowest Salary For Speech Pathologists
Indeed.com | Updated: Sept 19,2012 |Average Salary of Jobs with “Speech Pathologist” Title
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