Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Salary

Women account for the majority of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $20.04 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $13.65 per hour and $32.30. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,932 - $50,971
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$24K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,737
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$13.65 - $32.30
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$14
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,932 - $50,971  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$26,776 - $61,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 450
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.65 - $32.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
   
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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$26,776 - $61,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 723
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Job Description for Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)

Speech-language pathology assistants (SLPA) help clients improve their speech skills. Often, speech problems are corrected when a child is young, but adults can also be clients; some may suffer from certain conditions which cause difficulty speaking, so it is important to be sympathetic and understanding of these conditions.

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Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Tasks

  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas, lift and transfer them according to positioning requirements, secure into or onto therapy equipment.
  • Monitor operation of equipment and record use of equipment.
  • Assist in administering hearing or speech and language evaluations, tests and examinations to patients.
  • Observe and document the progress of treatment.
  • Assist in developing and implementing treatment plans for stuttering, delayed language, or voice problems.

Common Career Paths for Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)


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There are some Speech-Language Pathology Assistants — though it's uncommon — that transition into Speech-Language Pathologists, where earnings are an average $60K annually.

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Speech-Language Pathology Assistants usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Autism, Spanish Language, Bilingual, and Speech Pathology are correlated to pay that is above average. Spanish Language and Speech Pathology are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $43K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $40K. Speech-Language Pathology Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. Speech-Language Pathology Assistants who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $49K.

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Experience Affects Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Salaries

Autism
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Bilingual
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National Average
$40,000

Speech Pathology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 41%
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