Speech-Language Pathologists Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for speech-language pathologists in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of speech-language pathologists among Florida metropolitan 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 Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,360
25th Percentile Wage
$62,150
50th Percentile Wage
$81,780
75th Percentile Wage
$95,490
90th Percentile Wage
$105,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for speech-language pathologists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $105,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,360.

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
$81,780
5.42% 13.35%
2016
$77,350
0.17% -
2015
$77,220
2.91% -
2014
$74,970
1.35% -
2013
$73,960
4.19% -
2012
$70,860
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of speech-language pathologists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of speech-language pathologists in state of Florida ranges from $64,260 to $94,770. The highest paying area for speech-language pathologists in Florida is Ocala with a median annual salary of $94,770. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Naples-Marco Island (mean annual salary $91,780). The lowest paying area is Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent with a median annual salary of $64,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ocala
$94,770
Naples-Marco Island
$91,780
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$89,100
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$87,940
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$86,420
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$86,390
Gainesville
$85,150
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$83,820
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$83,270
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$83,240
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$83,150
Jacksonville
$83,070
Tallahassee
$82,660
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$80,970
Punta Gorda
$80,920
Port St Lucie
$80,920
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$79,940
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$79,870
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$77,510
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$76,260
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$68,400
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$66,800
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$65,710
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$64,630
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$64,260




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