Speech-Language Pathologists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of speech-language pathologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare speech-language pathologists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Speech-Language Pathologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,950
25th Percentile Wage
$67,730
50th Percentile Wage
$84,260
75th Percentile Wage
$102,940
90th Percentile Wage
$124,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for speech-language pathologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) speech-language pathologists is $124,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid speech-language pathologists is $54,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of speech-language pathologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$84,260
2.16% 9.92%
2016
$82,440
1.54% -
2015
$81,170
2.82% -
2014
$78,880
1.31% -
2013
$77,850
2.50% -
2012
$75,900
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Compare Speech-Language Pathologists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of speech-language pathologists in 39 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for speech-language pathologists occupations is the continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly industry with an annual salary $94,220. The lowest paying industry is the community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services industry (annual salary $59,500). For detailed speech-language pathologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$94,220
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$94,100
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$93,110
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$86,400
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$86,400
Home Health Care Services
$84,740
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$83,880
Hospitals - Local government owned
$83,830
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$83,800
Outpatient Care Centers
$83,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$83,680
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$83,610
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$83,510
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$82,940
Hospitals - Privately owned
$82,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$82,900
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$82,830
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$82,760
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$82,690
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$81,360
Offices of Physicians
$79,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$79,800
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$79,590
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$79,150
Hospitals - State government owned
$78,820
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$78,610
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$78,040
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$77,820
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$75,760
Individual and Family Services
$75,560
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$74,740
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$74,690
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$74,630
Social Assistance
$74,550
Other Residential Care Facilities
$70,510
Child Day Care Services
$69,830
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$68,960
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$65,710
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$59,500

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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