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Speech Pathologist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Speech Pathologist is $58,066 per year.
Speech Pathologist Salary (?
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$40,200 - $80,446
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MEDIAN: $58,066
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Speech Pathologist Salary (?
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$29.28 - $59.82
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$40,200 - $80,446  
   
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$0.00 - $2,014  
Total Pay (?
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$45,121 - $103,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 581
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.28 - $59.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $62.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,014  
   
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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$45,121 - $103,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 431
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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 by Experience Level for Speech Pathologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Baltimore
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Seattle
up arrow 22%
St. Louis
up arrow 21%
Dallas
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Tampa
up arrow 13%
Atlanta
up arrow 7%
Chicago
up arrow 4%
Philadelphia
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Cincinnati
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National Average
$68,000
Denver
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Boston
up arrow 2%
New York
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Houston
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Los Angeles
up arrow 8%
Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Speech Pathologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$68,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Speech Pathologist Salaries

Dysphagia
up arrow 9%
Speech Pathology
up arrow 2%
National Average
$68,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Bilingual
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%