The average pay for an Entry-Level Speech Pathologist is AU$59,478 per year.

AU$46,699 - AU$70,807
AU$47K
AU$59K
AU$71K
MEDIAN: AU$59,179
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50%
90%
AU$24.26 - AU$43.84
AU$24
AU$30
AU$44
MEDIAN: AU$29.74
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$74K
Salary AU$46,699 - AU$70,807
Bonus AU$5,000
Total Pay (?
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AU$48,266 - AU$74,789
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 283
Hourly Data AU$0AU$50
Hourly Rate AU$24.26 - AU$43.84
Overtime AU$43.34
Annual Data AU$0AU$74K
Bonus AU$5,000
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$48,266 - AU$74,789
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 131

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.

Speech Pathologist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$59,798

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Speech Pathologist

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 92%