Thursday, July 29, 2021

Speech Language Pathologist Pay in the U.S. Southwest

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) published reports recently indicating that there were nearly 148,500 speech language pathologists (SLPs) working in the United States as of May 2020.  More than 19,000 of those employed as SLPs in the U.S. lived in the four-state Southwest region of the country.  The Southwest region is among the weakest regions in the country for speech language pathologist pay, with all four states in the region registering average SLP annual mean wage levels 4% to 10% below the national average.  An examination of BLS data from May 2020 reveals the following about speech language pathologist pay in the U.S. Southwest:

Speech Language Pathologist Pay in the U.S. Southwest

Speech Language Pathologist Pay in the U.S. Southwest


State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AZ 2,670 $78,420 28th
NM 830 $79,390 24th
OK 1,550 $74,800 38th
TX 14,220 $75,240 36th
U.S. 148,450 $83,240 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on June 2, 2021

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