Alternate Job Titles: Speech and Language Pathologist, Speech & Language Pathologist, Speech and Hearing Pathologist, Speech & Hearing Pathologist
How much does a Speech and Language Pathologist make? The median annual Speech and Language Pathologist salary is $76,064, as of November 30, 2016, with a range usually between $69,778-$82,746, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Speech and Language Pathologist in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Speech and Language Pathologist in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Speech and Language Pathologist in the United States is $76,064, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Speech and Language Pathologist in the United States are expected to make less than $76,064.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Speech and Language Pathologist that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Speech and Language Pathologist are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of December 2016
Diagnoses and treats speech and language problems, and engages in scientific study of human communication. Evaluates speech and language skills as related to educational, medical, social, and psychological factors. Plans, directs, or conducts rehabilitative treatment programs to restore communicative efficiency of individuals with communication problems of organic and nonorganic etiology. Requires a master's degree in speech-language pathology and may require a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology (CCC). Also expected to meet certain state licensing requirements. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. View full job description