The average pay for a Speech-Language Therapist is $52,163 per year.
Speech-Language Therapist Total Pay (?
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$38,041 - $74,399
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74K
MEDIAN: $52,162
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Speech-Language Therapist Total Pay (?
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$26.57 - $63.02
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$38,041 - $74,399  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
Total Pay (?
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$41,051 - $101,796  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 419
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.57 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$37.79 - $70.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$41,051 - $101,796  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 419
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Speech-Language Therapist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$63,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Pediatrics
up arrow 7%
Speech Pathology
0%
National Average
$63,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 25%
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