The average salary for a Speech Pathologist in Australia is AU$62,616.
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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.…Read more
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Popular Skills for Speech Pathologist
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Skills in Speech Pathology, Pediatrics, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Disability Support are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Pay by Experience Level for Speech Pathologist
An entry-level Speech Pathologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$59,131 based on 85 salaries. An early career Speech Pathologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$61,574 based on 391 salaries. A mid-career Speech Pathologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$68,968 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Speech Pathologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$82,378 based on 71 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$87,686.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Speech Pathologist in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 9.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (8.4% more) and Townsville, Queensland (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle, New South Wales (5.0% less), Brisbane, Queensland (4.2% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (1.4% less).
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