$60,548
Avg. Salary
$39.67
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Speech Pathologist is $39.67 per hour.

The average pay for a Speech Pathologist is $60,548 per year.

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$86k
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MEDIAN $60,548
$42,958 - $85,551
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$0$102K
Salary $42,958 - $85,551
Bonus $502 - $9,834
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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$47,464 - $102,704
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,139
Hourly Data $0$71
Hourly Rate $29.86 - $57.19
Hourly Tips $20.36
Overtime $29.19 - $71.05
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $502 - $9,834
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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$47,464 - $102,704
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 983

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 Pay By Employer

$0$113K

RehabCare
11 profiles
$87,343

EBS Healthcare
7 profiles
$83,200

$81,698

HCR ManorCare
5 profiles
$79,198

$72,414

Speech Pathologist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Speech Pathologist

Pay by Experience Level for Speech Pathologist

Pay by Experience for a Speech Pathologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Speech Pathologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 495 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Speech Pathologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 246 salaries. An experienced Speech Pathologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 282 salaries. A Speech Pathologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 237 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

14%

5%

-10%

National Average: $71,330

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

Speech Pathologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Speech Pathologist?

Speech Pathologist in New York:
"I am fortunate to work in NY."
Pros: Variable settings with challenging and cutting edge intervention.
Cons: Downsizing which results in fewer colleagues in current setting.

Speech Pathologist in Cumming:
"SLP advice."
Keep it simple. Do your best. Have a mentor.

Speech Pathologist in Reno:
No scale of annual pay raises. No annual cost of living increase. You will love this, but better be prepared to negotiate your contract like your own business lady or you will never have any pay raise, ever!! Your business expenses will add up and it won't feel fair unless the company offers something like annual license cost reimbursement, CCC reimbursement, etc.

Speech Pathologist in Vancouver:
"Billing."
Recognize billing standards and productivity!

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Key Stats for Speech Pathologist

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 165 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Speech Pathologist Salaries

▲18%

▲12%

National Average
$71,000

▼1%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Speech Pathologist Salaries

▲31%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲22%

Rehabilitation
▲18%

Clinical Supervision
▲14%



National Average
$71,000

Bilingual
▼2%

Pediatrics
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 27%