Speech-Language Therapist Salary

The average pay for a Speech-Language Therapist is $53,231 per year. A skill in Pediatrics is associated with high pay for this job.

$36,586 - $76,488
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$37K
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MEDIAN: $53,230
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$25.26 - $54.86
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,586 - $76,488  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
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$41,083 - $100,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Hourly Rate
$25.26 - $54.86  
   
Overtime
$51.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $2,020  
   
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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$41,083 - $100,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Job Description for Speech-Language Therapist

A speech-language therapist helps people who have difficulty with verbal communication, such as with the proper formation of words or word sounds, stuttering, disfluencies in grammar and speech, and associated problems with swallowing and breath control. Speech-language therapists typically work with young children and adolescents that have such problems with normal speech development, as well as with individuals who have suffered brain trauma from an accident or stroke.

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Speech-Language Therapist Tasks

  • Administer hearing, speech and language evaluations, tests and examinations to patients.
  • Evaluate hearing, speech and language test results, medical background to diagnose and plan treatment for speech, language, fluency, voice and swallowing disorders.
  • Develop, implement and monitor treatment plans for problems such as stuttering, delayed language, swallowing disorders and or voice problems, adjust treatments accordingly.
  • Document the initial evaluation, treatment, progress and discharge of patients.
  • Instruct patients in communication techniques and teach speech, muscle and breathing exercises.

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Pay by Experience Level for Speech-Language Therapist

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Experience Affects Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Pediatrics
up arrow 16%

National Average
$62,000

Speech Pathology
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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