The average pay for a Speech-Language Therapist is $61,643 per year.

$40,911 - $77,476
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$77K
MEDIAN: $61,643
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$18.49 - $53.98
(Median)
$18
$34
$54
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,911 - $77,476  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
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$40,535 - $95,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.49 - $53.98  
   
Overtime
$37.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,965  
   
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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$40,535 - $95,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

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

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Experience Affects Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
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National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Pediatrics
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National Average
$66,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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