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Highest Paying States for Speech-Language Pathologists

The highest paying states for speech-language pathologists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of speech-language pathologists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $92,810, California is the highest paying state for speech-language pathologists. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $92,800). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of speech-language pathologists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Speech-Language Pathologists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$92,810
$60,230 11,550
2 Connecticut
$92,800
$61,830 1,730
3 Alaska
$89,060
$64,110 270
4 District of Columbia
$85,710
$56,810 270
5 Colorado
$85,600
$57,610 3,410
6 Oregon
$85,210
$54,690 1,680
7 Virginia
$84,360
$52,860 3,080
8 Massachusetts
$83,610
$52,090 4,230
9 Maryland
$83,420
$53,460 2,920
10 New Jersey
$82,020
$55,320 5,860
11 Florida
$81,780
$49,360 7,280
12 New York
$79,530
$51,530 12,090
13 Illinois
$77,580
$48,780 6,430
14 Rhode Island
$77,070
$50,880 390
15 Delaware
$75,490
$51,990 530
16 Texas
$75,270
$50,700 14,660
17 Michigan
$75,260
$52,870 3,400
18 New Mexico
$74,860
$45,390 920
19 Washington
$74,790
$54,700 3,160
20 Tennessee
$74,780
$44,400 2,650
21 Missouri
$74,640
$42,190 3,340
22 Georgia
$74,510
$48,340 3,300
23 Ohio
$74,140
$45,710 5,180
24 Indiana
$73,950
$43,570 2,540
25 South Carolina
$73,880
$44,320 1,400
26 New Hampshire
$73,610
$51,730 660
27 Pennsylvania
$72,200
$50,490 5,490
28 Hawaii
$72,010
$54,620 550
29 Arizona
$71,930
$41,970 2,260
30 Idaho
$71,880
$42,510 540
31 Utah
$71,840
$41,910 1,480
32 Vermont
$71,620
$48,250 400
33 Minnesota
$71,620
$50,030 3,160
34 Iowa
$71,330
$48,850 1,250
35 North Carolina
$70,320
$45,060 4,310
36 Wyoming
$70,140
$50,960 290
37 Wisconsin
$69,140
$44,170 2,360
38 Kentucky
$68,690
$47,880 2,100
39 Montana
$68,500
$44,390 340
40 Kansas
$67,990
$45,030 1,500
41 Arkansas
$67,150
$46,540 1,900
42 Nebraska
$66,040
$44,650 1,050
43 Alabama
$65,370
$46,080 1,580
44 Nevada
$64,140
$44,060 890
45 Maine
$62,930
$44,360 780
46 Oklahoma
$62,460
$36,390 1,620
47 North Dakota
$62,050
$44,090 480
48 Louisiana
$61,400
$43,730 2,290
49 Mississippi
$59,000
$40,230 1,390
50 West Virginia
$58,180
$35,900 1,020
51 South Dakota
$57,690
$41,200 390
52 Puerto Rico
$38,910
$17,360 110
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