As of May 2014, the average Speech-Language Pathologists brought home just shy of $71,550 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But earnings vary greatly by location, as employers must offer higher wages in certain areas of the country to attract qualified candidates. On average, the highest wages paid in Speech-Language Pathologists were in Nevada, New York, District of Columbia, California & New Jersey.
Salary: $44,940 – $111,000
Min. Education: Master’s degree
Job Outlook 2014-24: 21% (Much faster than average)
Related Careers: Audiologists, Psychologists, Recreational Therapists & Physical Therapists.
|Lowest Paying States for Speech-Language Pathologists|
|1. Puerto Rico||$21.93|
|2. South Dakota||$25.55|
|3. West Virginia||$28.57|
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Data extracted on February 13, 2016