$40,143
Avg. Salary
$22.71
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$850

Bonus

$900

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
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The average pay for a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) is $22.71 per hour.

The average pay for a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) is $40,143 per year.

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$0$64K
Salary $25,904 - $55,304
Bonus $149 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $900
Total Pay (?
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$29,901 - $64,035
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 700
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $15.12 - $33.96
Overtime $19.12 - $45.73
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $149 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $900
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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$29,901 - $64,035
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,224

Job Description

Speech-language pathology assistants (SLPA) help clients improve their speech skills. Often, speech problems are corrected when a child is young, but adults can also be clients; some may suffer from certain conditions which cause difficulty speaking, so it is important to be sympathetic and understanding of these conditions.

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Common Career Paths


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Speech-Language Pathology Assistants may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Speech Pathologist. The latter position pays an average of $69K annually. It is not unusual for a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant to become a Speech-Language Pathologist or a Speech Therapy Assistant.

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Popular Skills


Survey results show that Speech-Language Pathology Assistants use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, Spanish Language, Autism, and Speech Pathology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sign Language and English Language. Those familiar with Speech Pathology tend to be well versed in Autism. Most people experienced in Spanish Language also know Bilingual.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 782 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 184 salaries. An experienced Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 104 salaries. A Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

16%

13%

6%

-10%

National Average: $43,913

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

For Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, Austin provides a pay rate that is 20 percent greater than the national average. Speech-Language Pathology Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Orange (+18 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and San Diego (+13 percent). In Fayetteville, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Chicago and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)?

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) in Richardson:
"Not bad."
Pros: patients are close to each other
Cons: lack of communication

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) in Dublin:
"Diverse population."
Pros: Family involvement in treatment
Cons: Commute

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) in Draper:
"Love it!"
Pros: the environment in which i work in
Cons: pay is a little scimpy

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) in New Orleans:
"It's great and has its challenges."
Pros: The camaraderie of the people.
Cons: The lack of synergy in some organizations.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) in San Antonio:
"Highly rewarding."
Pros: I enjoy working in pediatrics and assisting in advancing the speech and language of children. I work with a variety of disorders such as Autism and Cerebral Palsy. Along with children whom are yet to be diagnosed and developmentally delayed.
Cons: Back-to-back scheduling.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) in Dallas:
"It is a very rewarding field!"
Pros: The flexibility of the hours, and the fact that we get a 1-on-1 session. The paperwork is minimal, so we get to truly enjoy the work we do with every patient. The pay is great and, depending on the company, the supervisors are great too!
Cons: There is no way "up." Without a Masters, you are stuck in an assistant position forever. No way to grow in the field other than sideways.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) in Corvallis:
Do not assume that certification credits for SLPA will easily transfer to SLP Master's program.

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Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$44,000

▼5%

How Skills Affect Salaries

▲7%


Autism
▲2%

National Average
$44,000

Speech Pathology
▼3%

English Language
▼13%

Sign Language
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 40%