Speech-Language Therapist Salary

A Speech-Language Therapist earns an average salary of $62,714 per year. A skill in Pediatrics is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$40,167 - $88,396
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$62K
$88K
MEDIAN: $61,863
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$18.64 - $61.28
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$0$111K
Salary $40,167 - $88,396
Bonus $3,000
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$40,212 - $111,984
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $18.64 - $61.28
Overtime $26.00
Annual Data $0$111K
Bonus $3,000
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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$40,212 - $111,984
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Speech-Language Therapist

A speech-language therapist helps people who have difficulty with verbal communication, such as with the proper formation of words or word sounds, stuttering, disfluencies in grammar and speech, and associated problems with swallowing and breath control. Speech-language therapists typically work with young children and adolescents that have such problems with normal speech development, as well as with individuals who have suffered brain trauma from an accident or stroke.

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Speech-Language Therapist 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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Pay by Experience Level for Speech-Language Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Speech-Language Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Speech-Language Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Speech-Language Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Speech-Language Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 17 salaries. A Speech-Language Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 13 salaries.

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Key Stats for Speech-Language Therapist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$68,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Speech-Language Therapist Salaries

Pediatrics
▲6%

National Average
$68,000

Speech Pathology
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 31%
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