How much does a Speech and Language Pathologist make in the United States? The average Speech and Language Pathologist salary in the United States is $83,124 as of November 25, 2020, but the range typically falls between $76,249 and $90,439. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
Job Description for Speech and Language Pathologist
Speech and Language Pathologist assesses and treats speech and language disorders and impairments. Conducts patient evaluation of speech and language skills using applicable diagnostic materials and tools. Being a Speech and Language Pathologist develops treatment plans that utilize appropriate intervention approaches, strategies, and materials. Establishes treatment priorities that include advising, educating and counseling the patient. Additionally, Speech and Language Pathologist documents assessment and patient progress. Collaborates with physicians, family members, and other clinical providers. May direct support staff in assisting with treatment. Ensures that treatment aligns with patient needs and is within the parameters set by the payer. Requires a master's degree in speech pathology or equivalent. Requires Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and may require a state license. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Speech and Language Pathologist's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description
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What does a Speech and Language Pathologist do?
Speech and Language Pathologist in Aberdeen, WA
Complete audiological screenings as necessary.
January 10, 2020
Provide in-service training to staff.
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Evaluate communication problems including receptive-expressive language, articulation, voice, fluency neuromuscular and non-vocal.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Speech and Language Pathologist in the United States. The base salary for Speech and Language Pathologist ranges from $76,249 to $90,439 with the average base salary of $83,124. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $76,856 to $90,697 with the average total cash compensation of $83,338.