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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 $92,880, Connecticut is the highest paying state for speech-language pathologists. It is followed by California (average annual salary $89,350). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Connecticut
$92,880
$60,130 1,910
2 California
$89,350
$56,480 11,430
3 District of Columbia
$87,550
$55,360 380
4 Alaska
$86,700
$62,250 310
5 Colorado
$82,810
$55,240 3,190
6 Virginia
$82,180
$53,000 3,140
7 New Jersey
$81,870
$54,820 5,210
8 Oregon
$81,850
$52,700 1,680
9 Maryland
$80,810
$53,090 2,500
10 Massachusetts
$80,730
$50,970 4,140
11 New York
$79,080
$49,910 11,360
12 Rhode Island
$77,940
$53,360 330
13 Florida
$77,350
$48,780 7,260
14 New Mexico
$75,470
$43,750 920
15 New Hampshire
$74,530
$51,640 610
16 Illinois
$74,070
$40,820 6,040
17 Delaware
$73,730
$44,650 380
18 Michigan
$73,640
$51,170 3,130
19 Ohio
$73,430
$45,770 5,170
20 Texas
$73,070
$47,240 13,520
21 Washington
$72,940
$53,680 2,850
22 Pennsylvania
$72,670
$50,870 5,310
23 Arizona
$71,510
$43,850 2,160
24 Georgia
$71,130
$46,920 3,500
25 Hawaii
$70,920
$54,170 570
26 Iowa
$70,900
$50,900 1,340
27 Tennessee
$70,810
$42,660 2,490
28 Indiana
$70,260
$39,750 2,440
29 Missouri
$69,890
$42,550 2,930
30 South Carolina
$68,760
$42,710 1,450
31 Idaho
$68,520
$40,010 470
32 North Carolina
$68,460
$45,530 4,040
33 Wyoming
$68,300
$50,080 310
34 Vermont
$68,290
$46,740 380
35 Utah
$68,140
$40,420 1,170
36 Kansas
$68,090
$44,090 1,370
37 Minnesota
$68,080
$45,830 2,520
38 Wisconsin
$67,730
$44,960 2,250
39 Kentucky
$67,250
$46,550 2,100
40 Nevada
$66,980
$45,400 760
41 Alabama
$65,860
$46,660 1,560
42 Montana
$64,950
$41,030 440
43 Arkansas
$63,430
$41,010 1,900
44 Nebraska
$62,920
$43,370 970
45 Maine
$62,710
$43,380 720
46 North Dakota
$62,590
$44,300 560
47 Oklahoma
$62,410
$37,650 1,600
48 Mississippi
$58,540
$39,110 1,410
49 Louisiana
$58,270
$42,860 2,420
50 West Virginia
$57,790
$37,060 1,040
51 South Dakota
$57,150
$40,780 370
52 Puerto Rico
$43,580
$21,500 90
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