Speech Language Pathologist Salary in the US

$77,129
per year
per week
$1,483
per week
per year

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) - Average Salary & Wage

The average salary for a Speech Language Pathologist is $77,129 per year ($1,483 per week), which is $23,639 (+44%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Speech Pathologist (SLP) can expect an average starting salary of $61,627. The highest salaries can exceed $102,400.
$61,627
Low
$77,129
Average salary
$102,400
High
$1,185
Low
$1,483
Average salary
$1,969
High

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Salary Range

Low
$61,627
Average salary
$77,129
Experienced
$88,137
High
$102,400
Low
$1,185
Average salary
$1,483
Experienced
$1,694
High
$1,969
Among Speech Pathologists in the US, School SLPs tend to have the lowest salaries, while Speech Pathologists working in Hospitals and Travel SLPs enjoy the highest salaries.

Speech Language Pathologist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Travel Speech Language Pathologist$88K/year
+14% 
Hospital Speech Pathologist$86K/year
+11% 
Bilingual Speech Pathologist$80K/year
+4% 
Pediatric Speech Pathologist$79K/year
+2% 
School Speech Pathologist$63K/year
 -18%

Speech Language Pathologist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Speech Language Pathologist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $66,000 per year. A mid career Speech Pathologist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $76,000, while an experienced Speech Language Pathologist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $88,000. Speech Pathologists with more than 20 years of experience earn $88,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Speech Language Pathologist

Experienced▲ +14%
Late Career▲ +14%
Average Salary$77,129/year
Mid Career▼ -1%
Entry Level▼ -14%

Gender Breakdown

Female
6%
Male
94%

Speech Pathologist - Jobs by Location

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Speech Language Pathologist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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