Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) Salary

The larger portion of Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $50K annually. Earnings sit near $41K on the lower side but can approach $76K per year on the higher side. While tenure and the specific company impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. While nearly one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,143 - $61,779
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MEDIAN: $49,528
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$24.93 - $40.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,143 - $61,779  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,827  
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$40,844 - $76,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 762
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$24.93 - $40.71  
   
Overtime
$22.69 - $55.93  
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$0.00 - $3,827  
   
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$40,844 - $76,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 587
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Job Description for Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)

Aspiring speech language pathologists must complete a clinical fellowship year before they can become full-fledged professionals. The education prerequisite for a clinical fellowship is a master’s degree in speech language pathology from an accredited school. During the clinical fellowship year, speech language pathologists are closely supervised by experienced speech language pathologists and exposed to all aspects of the job.

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Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) Tasks

  • Develop treatment plans by identifying a problem list, including long and short-term goals and methods to achieve identified goals.
  • Provide and direct speech therapy services to patients including assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation.
  • Function under physicians’ orders and adhere to applicable principles and practices of speech therapy, organization policies, and state regulations.
  • Identify and treat clients with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders.
  • Review the quality and appropriateness of the total services delivered and of individual speech language pathology programs.

Common Career Paths for Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)


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Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists may progress into high-paying roles like Speech Pathologist, where median compensation is $68K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)


Although EBS Healthcare boasts the highest average salary in town at $71K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $45K or as much as $82K.

Popular Skills for Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)


Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Geriatrics, Dysphagia, Speech Pathology, and Spanish Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Pediatrics also know Geriatrics and Spanish Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $56K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $51K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $64K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,969

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For Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists, working in the bustling city of Atlanta has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+20 percent), Austin (+9 percent), Houston (+9 percent), and Orlando (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 17 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Pittsburgh and Boston (12 percent less).

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Experience Affects Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$56,000

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Skills That Affect Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) Salaries

Geriatrics
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Dysphagia
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Speech Pathology
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Spanish Language
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National Average
$56,000

Pediatrics
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Autism
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
54%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
1%
10-19 years
0%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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