A Speech Pathologist earns an average salary of $59,924 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Dysphagia, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Rehabilitation, and Clinical Supervision.

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$41,198 - $84,555  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $7,272  
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$46,053 - $101,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 655
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$29.77 - $57.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$20.36  
Overtime
$24.83 - $73.97  
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$408.51 - $7,272  
   
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$46,053 - $101,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 541
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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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,135

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Experience Affects Speech Pathologist Salaries




National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Speech Pathologist Salaries

Dysphagia
up arrow 32%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 24%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 20%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 16%

Speech Pathology
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Bilingual
0%

National Average
$70,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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