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

Most Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $50K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $41K, and the higher rates verge on $76K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took 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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Hourly Rate
$24.93 - $40.71  
   
Overtime
$22.69 - $55.93  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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 who transition into a Speech Pathologist role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $68K per year.

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) Job Listings

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


The biggest paychecks can be found at EBS Healthcare — the median salary there is $71K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $45K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $82K.

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


Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Geriatrics, Dysphagia, Speech Pathology, and Spanish Language are correlated to pay that is above average. 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 average inexperienced worker earns $56K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $51K. On average, Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists make $59K following one to two decades on the job. Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,969

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For those looking to make money, Clinical Fellowship Year Speech Language Pathologists in Atlanta enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. 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). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Pittsburgh and Boston (12 percent lower).

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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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