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

Close to 100 percent of CFY Speech Language Pathologists report less than five years' experience, making for a field full of relatively fresh workers who earn around $55,696 per year on average. Compensation ranges from $40,295 on the low end to $74,806 per year on the high end. Residency and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) Salary (?
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$38,421 - $61,935
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,345
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Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) Salary (?
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$24.55 - $40.15
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,421 - $61,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
Total Pay (?
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$40,295 - $74,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 320
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$24.55 - $40.15  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $53.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
   
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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$40,295 - $74,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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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.

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

Survey results suggest that CFY Speech Language Pathologists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Geriatrics, Dysphagia, Autism, and Speech Pathology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 18 percent, 10 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Pediatrics. Most people experienced in Pediatrics also know Spanish Language.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Atlanta
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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Orlando
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Jacksonville
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National Average
$56,000
New York
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Seattle
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Dallas
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Chicago
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Detroit
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Austin
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Miami
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Baltimore
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With a pay rate for CFY Speech Language Pathologists that is 36 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. CFY Speech Language Pathologists will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+24 percent), Houston (+20 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), and Orlando (+12 percent). Detroit ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (-10 percent) and Baltimore (-10 percent).

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

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$56,000

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

Geriatrics
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Dysphagia
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Autism
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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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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
54%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
2%
10-19 years
0%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 18%