Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) Salary
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.Read More...
Speech language pathologists assess and treat individuals with speech, language, and/or swallowing disorders. The range of disorders a speech language pathologist treats depends upon the nature of their institution. Many speech language pathologists work in schools where they assess and treat students with language development problems. Others work at rehabilitation facilities and work with patients whose language abilities have been impaired by an illness or accident. This work is generally done during the school day or during normal business hours.
Speech language pathologists typically work with patients one on one. During the course of a day they see a number of patients from their caseload for individual treatment sessions. In these sessions, the speech language pathologists use a treatment plan that was developed after the assessment of that particular patient. They document the patients’ progress for their own records and, if required, to support an insurance claim for reimbursement. Speech language pathologists also work with other staff to design an overall language treatment plan for the institution. In rehabilitation settings, speech language pathologists coordinate the patient care with other health professionals who are treating the patient.
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)
Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists fill the offices of leading firms EBS Healthcare, RehabCare, Genesis Rehab Services, Reliant Rehabilitation, and Genesis HealthCare. Although EBS Healthcare heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $70K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $44K to $89K.
Popular Skills for Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)
Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Dysphagia, Geriatrics, Autism, and Speech Pathology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 17 percent. It is often found that people who know Pediatrics are also skilled in 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 median compensation for relatively untried workers is $56K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $52K. On average, Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $87K.
Pay Difference by Location
Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists, 30 percent higher than the national average. Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baltimore (+20 percent), Austin (+16 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Philadelphia (+3 percent). Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists in Pittsburgh make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Knoxville (17 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).