Friday, October 23, 2020

The 20 Best States for Speech Language Pathologist Pay

As of May 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) there were about 154,000 speech language pathologists (SLPs) working in the United States. SLPs work in a variety of settings, including elementary and secondary schools, offices on non-physician health practitioners, hospitals, home health care agencies, and skilled nursing facilities. Most SLP jobs require advanced training and skills, so like many other healthcare professions, the pay scale for SLPs is considerably higher than it is for workers in most occupations. In fact, according to BLS estimates, as of May 2019 the national mean wage for speech language pathologists was $82,000 per year, more than 50% above the $53,490 annual mean wage for workers in all occupations. These were the 20 best states for speech language pathologist pay according to BLS' May 2019 data:

Connecticut $101,410
New York $96,770
New Jersey $95,710
California $92,740
Colorado $92,580
Virginia $87,140
Alaska $86,870
Oregon $86,800
Massachusetts $86,220
Rhode Island $85,450
Louisiana $84,480
Maryland $83,850
Delaware $83,690
Wyoming $81,140
Michigan $80,870
Pennsylvania $80,840
Florida $80,250
Hawaii $79,930
Utah $79,480
Missouri $79,070

So where does your state rank for speech language pathologist pay?

Check out Speech Language Pathologist Average Wages by State for annual mean wage information for other states.