Speech-Language Therapist Salary

A Speech-Language Therapist earns an average salary of $62,714 per year. A skill in Pediatrics is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$40,474 - $87,693
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MEDIAN: $62,714
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$17.00 - $53.98
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MEDIAN: $34.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,474 - $87,693  
   
Bonus
$675  
Total Pay (?
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$39,191 - $97,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $53.98  
   
Overtime
$31.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$675  
   
Total Pay (?
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$39,191 - $97,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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

  • Document the initial evaluation, treatment, progress and discharge of patients.
  • Instruct patients in communication techniques and teach speech, muscle and breathing exercises.
  • Develop, implement and monitor treatment plans for problems such as stuttering, delayed language, swallowing disorders and or voice problems, adjust treatments accordingly.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Speech-Language Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Speech-Language Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Speech-Language Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Speech-Language Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Speech-Language Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 17 salaries. A Speech-Language Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 13 salaries.

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Key Stats for Speech-Language Therapist

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲8%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Pediatrics
▲10%

Speech Pathology
▼0%

National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 30%