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Speech-Language Therapist Salary

The average pay for a Speech-Language Therapist is $52,780 per year.
$38,531 - $76,638
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,779
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$26.15 - $58.00
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$38,531 - $76,638  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
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$41,506 - $100,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.15 - $58.00  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $69.41  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
   
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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$41,506 - $100,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Job Description for Speech-Language Therapist

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Speech-Language Therapist


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Pay by Experience Level for Speech-Language Therapist

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Pediatrics
up arrow 9%

National Average
$64,000

Speech Pathology
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 26%