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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of speech-language pathologists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|Yuba City|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|El Centro|| |
|Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |