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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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 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|
|Naples-Marco Island|| |
|Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach|| |
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin|| |
|North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota|| |
|Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall|| |
|Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers|| |
|Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater|| |
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach|| |
|Sebastian-Vero Beach|| |
|Punta Gorda|| |
|Port St Lucie|| |
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach|| |
|Lakeland-Winter Haven|| |
|Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville|| |
|West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach|| |
|South Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach|| |
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent|| |