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SLP Salary Information

  • The median annual salary is $75,000.
  • The median annual salary for SLPs who are full-time private practice owners or co-owners was $77,240.
  • The median annual salaries are $70,000 for clinical service providers and $93,534 for administrators or supervisors.
  • The lowest and highest median annual salaries by various predictor variables are by facility type
    • $68,000 in outpatient clinics and offices;
    • $90,000 in SNFs and general medical, VA, and LTAC hospitals; by population density
    • $73,833 in suburban areas,
    • $75,000 in city/urban areas,
    • $78,266 in rural areas;

Additional Information

State By State Requirements to Become a Speech Pathologist:

Research Excellence and Advancement for Dyslexia (READ) Act:

General information on speech, language, and hearing problems:

Resources for problems related to stroke:

Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center:

The Voice Foundation:

Resources for providing culturally competent services:  

Online Directory of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:

Self-Help Groups for Speech, Language, and Swallowing Disorders:

United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication:

Speaking Freely: Empowering Speech Therapy Apps:

10 Tips for Selecting Toys for Your Speech Delayed Child:

Learning Disabilities Association of America:

Career Assistance for Deaf and Hearing Impaired:

Southerland, Paul, "The Best States for Speech Pathologists," Better information, smarter decisions,, (July 30, 2015).

Scholarship Resources: 

S.T.E.P. Program

The Students to Empowered Professional (S.T.E.P.) mentoring program matches CSD students to mentors from across the world to virtually communicate to address short- or long-term goals. S.T.E.P. provides an online mentoring network to foster community and empower future professionals from underrepresented racial/ethnic populations.

S.T.E.P. Program website: