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Entry-Level Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is $51,629 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Long Term Care, Geriatrics, Dysphagia, and Rehabilitation.
Entry-Level Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Salary (?
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$39,208 - $69,131
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,629
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Entry-Level Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Salary (?
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$25.66 - $48.20
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,208 - $69,131  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,089  
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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$41,765 - $85,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,649
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$25.66 - $48.20  
   
Overtime
$26.32 - $57.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,089  
   
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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$41,765 - $85,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,260
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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Atlanta
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Baltimore
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Chicago
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Seattle
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$60,000
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Salaries

Long Term Care
up arrow 18%
Geriatrics
up arrow 16%
Dysphagia
up arrow 12%
Acute Care
up arrow 9%
Patient Education
up arrow 9%
Speech Pathology
up arrow 2%
Spanish Language
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Pediatrics
0%
National Average
$60,000
Clinical Supervision
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Childhood Education
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 617 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%