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Entry-Level Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is $52,857 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Long Term Care, Geriatrics, and Dysphagia.

$39,652 - $69,916
(Median)
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$53K
$70K
MEDIAN: $52,857
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$26.03 - $48.35
(Median)
$26
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$48
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,652 - $69,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,035  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,041  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,699 - $86,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,479
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$26.03 - $48.35  
   
Overtime
$27.02 - $58.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,035  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,041  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$42,699 - $86,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,188

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Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in Lansing:
"Travel time affects productivity."
Continue to educate yourself in the profession. Be very flexible. Listen carefully. Always be prepared for the unexpected. Aim for excellence. Surround yourself with positive people. Try not to be too hard on yourself.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Salaries

Long Term Care
up arrow 18%

Geriatrics
up arrow 15%

Dysphagia
up arrow 14%


Patient Education
up arrow 8%

Spanish Language
up arrow 6%

Acute Care
up arrow 5%

Speech Pathology
up arrow 2%

National Average
$61,000

Pediatrics
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Clinical Supervision
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 458 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 20%
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