Average Base Pay
35.21% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Speech-Language Pathologists role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $38,520. A Speech-Language Pathologists candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $57,350. A person in a mid-career Speech-Language Pathologists role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $73,250 a year. Speech-Language Pathologists with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $95,770. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Speech-Language Pathologists role’s annual salary averages $117,330 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Speech-Language Pathologists position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $73,250 higher than the national average for Speech-Language Pathologists positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Speech-Language Pathologists roles that can advance both internally and with another company.