The average salary for a Speech Pathologist is AU$61,095 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$47,955 - AU$81,943
AU$48K
AU$61K
AU$82K
MEDIAN: AU$60,646
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AU$24.68 - AU$49.61
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MEDIAN: AU$33.36
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AU$0AU$89K
Salary AU$47,955 - AU$81,943
Bonus AU$40.27 - AU$13,906
Total Pay (?
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AU$49,009 - AU$89,579
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 385
Hourly Data AU$0AU$94
Hourly Rate AU$24.68 - AU$49.61
Overtime AU$10.07 - AU$94.36
Annual Data AU$0AU$89K
Bonus AU$40.27 - AU$13,906
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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AU$49,009 - AU$89,579
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 187

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 AU$60,000 based on 230 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 AU$73,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Speech Pathologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$84,000 based on 49 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 AU$87,000 based on 21 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$62,197

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Key Stats for Speech Pathologist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Speech Pathologist Salaries

▲40%

▲35%

▲17%

National Average
AU$62,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 93%