$59,748
Avg. Salary
$38.46
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,285

Bonus

$3,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is $38.46 per hour.

The average pay for a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is $59,748 per year.

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MEDIAN $59,748
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$0$101K
Salary $44,093 - $80,887
Bonus $209 - $5,766
Profit Sharing $482 - $10,365
Total Pay (?
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$49,231 - $101,909
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,438
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $29.63 - $54.61
Overtime $36.70 - $68.68
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $209 - $5,766
Profit Sharing $482 - $10,365
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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$49,231 - $101,909
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,711

Job Description for Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

A speech language pathologist (SLP) works with adults and children having some difficulty with speech or processing language properly. Their patients may have problems related to motor and physical skills, as well as cognitive issues affecting the ability to express language. A speech language pathologist's patients may range from those seeking help with stuttering or disfluency to those suffering from more serious difficulties such as aphasia (the inability to articulate any speech).

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Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Pay By Employer

$0$118K

RehabCare
47 profiles
$80,662

EBS Healthcare
38 profiles
$79,394

$78,210

$76,398

$78,183

$79,086

$78,565

$77,132

HCR ManorCare
14 profiles
$73,626

$71,574

Common Career Paths for Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)


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Though some Speech-Language Pathologists move into positions like Rehabilitation Director (where the average salary is $88K), this progression is not the norm. Speech-Language Pathologists most frequently advance into Speech Pathologist and Speech-Language Therapist roles even though the median salaries are $1K lower and $7K lower, respectively.

Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)


Survey results imply that Speech-Language Pathologists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Home Health/Home Care, Long Term Care, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 10 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Childhood Education, Autism, and Pediatrics. Most people experienced in Rehabilitation also know Geriatrics and Long Term Care. Those proficient in Speech Pathology are, more often than not, also skilled in Pediatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

Pay by Experience for a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) has a positive trend. An entry-level Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 2,124 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 987 salaries. An experienced Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 826 salaries. A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 485 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,561

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

For Speech-Language Pathologists, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 17 percent greater than the national average. Speech-Language Pathologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+7 percent), New York (+6 percent), Dallas (+5 percent), and Austin (+4 percent). Speech-Language Pathologists in Pittsburgh make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (8 percent lower) and St. Louis (4 percent lower).

Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)?

Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in Gastonia:
Pros: My coworkers and the rewarding feeling of clients meeting their goals.
Cons: The pay.

Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in Denver:
Pros: Seeing improvement in the people I work with.
Cons: I feel the company doesn't value their employees.

Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in Chicago:
"Stressful."
Pros: The children.
Cons: Paperwork.

Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in West Chester:
"Fulfilling, but hectic. Productivity makes it hard."
Pros: The people are awesome.
Cons: Productivity is terrible. No time allotted to ever get organized or plan.

Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in Lansing:
"Travel time affects productivity."
Continue to educate yourself in the profession. Be very flexible. Listen carefully. Always be prepared for the unexpected. Aim for excellence. Surround yourself with positive people. Try not to be too hard on yourself.

Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in Orlando:
"Orlando SNF market."
Pros: The services I provide to patients and their families as an SLP are very personally awarding.
Cons: Employee satisfaction is not their priority. Employee compensation is the first priority to cut to make share holders happy.

Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in Chicago:
"Flexible."
Pros: Helping people.
Cons: Too many meetings.

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Key Stats for Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 743 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Salaries

▲18%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$71,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲36%


▲8%

▲5%



early intervention
▲4%


▲2%

vital stim
▲2%


National Average
$71,000


▼8%


▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 743 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 29%