Speech Pathologist Salary

A Speech Pathologist earns an average salary of $60,018 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Dysphagia, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Rehabilitation, and Clinical Supervision.

$41,875 - $85,376
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MEDIAN: $60,018
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$30.00 - $58.08
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,875 - $85,376  
   
Bonus
$979 - $7,340  
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$46,695 - $102,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 611
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Hourly Rate
$30.00 - $58.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$20.36  
Overtime
$24.57 - $74.03  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$979 - $7,340  
   
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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$46,695 - $102,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 487

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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

  • Document the initial evaluation, treatment, progress and discharge of patients.
  • Instruct patients in communication techniques and teach speech, muscle and breathing exercises.
  • Develop, implement and monitor treatment plans for problems such as stuttering, delayed language, swallowing disorders and or voice problems, adjust treatments accordingly.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Speech Pathologist

Pay by Experience for a Speech Pathologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Speech Pathologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 495 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Speech Pathologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 246 salaries. An experienced Speech Pathologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 282 salaries. A Speech Pathologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 237 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,488

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Key Stats for Speech Pathologist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Speech Pathologist Salaries

▲19%

▲14%

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National Average
$70,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Speech Pathologist Salaries

▲33%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲23%

Rehabilitation
▲19%

Clinical Supervision
▲15%



National Average
$70,000

Bilingual
▼1%

Pediatrics
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 27%