Speech-Language Pathologists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for speech-language pathologists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of speech-language pathologists amongst California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Speech-Language Pathologists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,230
25th Percentile Wage
$74,480
50th Percentile Wage
$92,810
75th Percentile Wage
$110,630
90th Percentile Wage
$125,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for speech-language pathologists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $125,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of speech-language pathologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$92,810
3.73% 9.75%
2016
$89,350
1.72% -
2015
$87,810
5.25% -
2014
$83,200
-0.44% -
2013
$83,570
-0.23% -
2012
$83,760
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Speech-Language Pathologists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of speech-language pathologists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of speech-language pathologists in state of California ranges from $75,840 to $106,880. The highest paying area for speech-language pathologists in California is Salinas with a median annual salary of $106,880. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Cruz-Watsonville (mean annual salary $106,380). The lowest paying area is Merced with a median annual salary of $75,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salinas
$106,880
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$106,380
Fresno
$102,850
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$101,420
Bakersfield-Delano
$100,820
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$100,070
Chico
$99,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$97,990
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$97,240
Napa
$95,860
Redding
$95,310
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$93,160
Visalia-Porterville
$92,730
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$92,570
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$91,720
Modesto
$91,680
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$91,460
Vallejo-Fairfield
$91,380
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$90,550
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$89,870
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$88,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$88,450
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$88,230
Yuba City
$87,300
Madera-Chowchilla
$87,060
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$86,310
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$83,780
Stockton
$82,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$81,800
El Centro
$81,040
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$76,600
Merced
$75,840




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