Speech-Language Therapist Salary

The average pay for a Speech-Language Therapist is $51,806 per year. A skill in Pediatrics is associated with high pay for this job.

$36,758 - $76,497

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$25.95 - $58.25

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$36,758 - $76,497  
   
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$0.00 - $3,500  
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$41,333 - $102,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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$25.95 - $58.25  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $71.52  
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$0.00 - $3,500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$41,333 - $102,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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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Experience Affects Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Pediatrics
up arrow 11%

National Average
$65,000

Speech Pathology
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%
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