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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,480
25th Percentile Wage
$71,420
50th Percentile Wage
$89,350
75th Percentile Wage
$105,750
90th Percentile Wage
$123,550

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 $123,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,480.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.15
25th Percentile Wage
$34.34
50th Percentile Wage
$42.96
75th Percentile Wage
$50.84
90th Percentile Wage
$59.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for speech-language pathologists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $59.40. The median hourly salary is $42.96. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.15.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of speech-language pathologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201689,3501.72%6.26%
201587,8105.25%-
201483,200-0.44%-
201383,570-0.23%-
201283,760--

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 $44,120 to $106,470. The highest paying area for speech-language pathologists in California is Fresno with a median annual salary of $106,470. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles (mean annual salary $94,880). The lowest paying area is Chico with a median annual salary of $44,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fresno
$106,470
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$94,880
Vallejo-Fairfield
$94,330
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$93,730
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$93,730
Visalia-Porterville
$92,650
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$92,250
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$92,010
Redding
$91,500
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$91,430
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$90,550
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$89,270
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$88,790
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$87,200
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$86,910
Madera-Chowchilla
$86,530
Salinas
$86,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$86,120
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$83,780
Modesto
$83,480
Stockton
$83,050
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$81,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$81,800
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$80,410
Bakersfield-Delano
$79,090
Merced
$74,060
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$63,990
Chico
$44,120


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