Salary for Speech-Language Pathologists

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Also known as:  Language Pathologist, Public School Speech Clinician, Public School Speech Therapist, Speech and Language Specialist, Speech Clinician, Speech Pathologist, Speech Therapist

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The role of speech-language pathologists is to investigate the cause of speech impairments or delays, language, fluency and/or voice disorders. They test for structural anomalies and hearing or vision problems, and assess the severity of speech or language problems based on these data and their own observations of the client. With this information, these professionals create treatment plans. In some cases, they may suggest the use of alternative communication systems such as sign language. Additionally, these professionals may work in group or institutional settings to assist with behavioral, speech, language or swallowing problems. A Master's degree is required for this profession.

A Speech-Language Pathologist gets a salary of between $50,370 to $122,790 based on tenure and industry expertise. will usually earn a wage of eigthy-three thousand two hundred and fourty dollars each year.

obtain the most salary in District of Columbia, where they receive compensation, on average, of about $101,920. People working these jobs are paid at the highest average level in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they receive compensation, on average, of $114,790.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 58.81 percent nationwide in that time.

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Speech-Language Pathologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$114,790
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$89,030
Health Care and Social Assistance
$88,550
Public Administration
$86,190
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$84,790
Educational Services
$75,670

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$75,290
Educational Services
$75,670
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$84,790
Public Administration
$86,190
Health Care and Social Assistance
$88,550
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$89,030