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 $91,966 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $83,361 and $101,371. 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. 

Speech and Language Pathologist Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Speech and Language Pathologist Salary $75,525 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Speech and Language Pathologist Salary $83,361 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Speech and Language Pathologist Salary $91,966 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Speech and Language Pathologist Salary $101,371 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Speech and Language Pathologist Salary $109,934 US June 27, 2024
25% $83,361 10% $75,525 90% $109,934 75% $101,371 $91,966 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Commitment: An agreement or pledge to do something in the future a commitment to improve conditions at the prison especially : an engagement to assume a financial obligation at a future date.

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Rehabilitation Services: Rehabilitation services is a special healthcare service that help a person regain physical, mental, and/or cognitive (thinking and learning) abilities that have been lost or impaired as a result of disease, injury, or treatment.

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Infection Control: Infection control is the discipline concerned with preventing nosocomial or healthcare-associated infection, a practical (rather than academic) sub-discipline of epidemiology. It is an essential, though often underrecognized and undersupported, part of the infrastructure of health care. Infection control and hospital epidemiology are akin to public health practice, practiced within the confines of a particular health-care delivery system rather than directed at society as a whole. Anti-infective agents include antibiotics, antibacterials, antifungals, antivirals and antiprotozoals. Infection control addresses factors related to the spread of infections within the healthcare setting (whether patient-to-patient, from patients to staff and from staff to patients, or among-staff), including prevention (via hand hygiene/hand washing, cleaning/disinfection/sterilization, vaccination, surveillance), monitoring/investigation of demonstrated or suspected spread of infection within a particular health-care setting (surveillance and outbreak investigation), and management (interruption of outbreaks). It is on this basis that the common title being adopted within health care is "infection prevention and control."

Commitment 3.43%
Rehabilitation Services 3.16%
Infection Control 1.86%
Others 91.55%
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Job Description for Speech and Language Pathologist

Speech and Language Pathologist assesses and treats speech and language disorders and impairments. Conducts evaluations of an individual's 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. Additionally, Speech and Language Pathologist completes required documentation to record assessment and progress. Collaborates with physicians, family members, and other clinical providers to provide effective therapies. May direct support staff in assisting with treatment. Requires a master's degree in speech pathology. Requires Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). Requires State License based on Clinical Specialty. Typically reports to a manager. 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 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Speech and Language Pathologist salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Speech and Language Pathologist, the highest Speech and Language Pathologist salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Speech and Language Pathologist salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Speech and Language Pathologist salary is in Miami, FL, where the Speech and Language Pathologist salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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