A Speech Pathologist earns an average salary of $57,397 per year. A skill in Dysphagia is associated with high pay for this job.
Speech Pathologist Total Pay (?
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$40,077 - $78,642
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MEDIAN: $57,396
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Speech Pathologist Total Pay (?
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$27.86 - $60.08
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,077 - $78,642  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$44,705 - $103,483  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 728
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.86 - $60.08  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $62.51  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.00 - $2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$44,705 - $103,483  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 728
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Speech Pathologist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
St. Louis
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Dallas
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Miami
up arrow 42%
Austin
up arrow 24%
Baltimore
up arrow 20%
Los Angeles
up arrow 16%
Tampa
up arrow 16%
Philadelphia
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Chicago
0%
National Average
$66,000
Cincinnati
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Denver
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Houston
up arrow 4%
New York
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Speech Pathologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
National Average
$66,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Speech Pathologist Salaries

Dysphagia
up arrow 15%
Speech Pathology
up arrow 3%
National Average
$66,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
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Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 28%
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