A Speech Pathologist in Sydney, New South Wales earns an average salary of AU$61,327 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

AU$49,111 - AU$76,013
AU$49K
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MEDIAN: AU$62,483
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AU$23.93 - AU$43.14
AU$24
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AU$43
MEDIAN: AU$31.65
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AU$0AU$78K
Salary AU$49,111 - AU$76,013
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AU$49,542 - AU$78,461
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 52
Hourly Data AU$0AU$43
Hourly Rate AU$23.93 - AU$43.14
Annual Data AU$0AU$78K
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$49,542 - AU$78,461
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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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Key Stats for Speech Pathologist

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Speech Pathologist Salaries

▲1%

National Average
AU$63,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 97%