Average Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is $38.72.
MEDIAN $38.72
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Hourly Rate
$30 - $54
$259 - $5,109
Profit Sharing
$250 - $15,000
Total Pay
$49,700 - $102,078

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Job Description for Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

Job Satisfaction for Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

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The top respondents for the job title Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) are from the companies EBS Healthcare, RehabCare and Genesis Rehab Services. Reported salaries are highest at RehabCare where the average pay is $38.78. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Genesis HealthCare and EBS Healthcare, earning around $38.34 and $38.09, respectively. Aegis Therapies, Inc. pays the lowest at around $36.53. Genesis Rehab Services and Kindred Healthcare also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $36.77 and $37.63, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
Speech Pathologist
Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist
Speech Therapist
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

Skills in Speech Pathology, Pediatrics and Childhood Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geriatrics and Rehabilitation.

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

An entry-level Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $33.23 based on 228 salaries. An early career Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.72 based on 3,153 salaries. A mid-career Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39.23 based on 1,549 salaries. An experienced Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41.98 based on 1,367 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $45.
Employees with Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (25.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

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