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Speech Pathologist Salary

The average salary for a Speech Pathologist is $58,320 per year.

$40,432 - $80,938
(Median)
$40K
$58K
$81K
MEDIAN: $58,319
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$29.12 - $58.91
(Median)
$29
$40
$59
MEDIAN: $39.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,432 - $80,938  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,065  
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $11,792  
Total Pay (?
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$44,992 - $102,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 687
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.12 - $58.91  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $63.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,065  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $11,792  
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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$44,992 - $102,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 520

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Job Description for Speech Pathologist

A speech pathologist, also commonly referred to as a speech-language pathologist, diagnoses and treats communication and swallowing disorders in patients. A speech pathologist commonly works in a school, hospital, or healthcare facility; some speech pathologists see patients in their homes. A speech pathologist works with patients to develop and strengthen muscles used to speak and to swallow and also counsels patients and families on dealing with speech difficulties and communication disorders.

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Speech Pathologist 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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Experience Affects Speech Pathologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%


Skills That Affect Speech Pathologist Salaries

Dysphagia
up arrow 10%

Speech Pathology
up arrow 2%

National Average
$67,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Bilingual
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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