Speech-Language Therapist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Speech-Language Therapist is $52,905 per year.
Speech-Language Therapist Salary (?
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$38,829 - $75,467
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,905
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Speech-Language Therapist Salary (?
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$26.44 - $60.12
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$38,829 - $75,467  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,146  
Total Pay (?
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$41,768 - $101,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.44 - $60.12  
   
Overtime
$39.45 - $67.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,146  
   
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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$41,768 - $101,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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.

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Experience Affects Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$65,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Pediatrics
up arrow 7%
National Average
$65,000
Speech Pathology
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 27%