Speech-Language Pathologists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of speech-language pathologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare speech-language pathologists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Speech-Language Pathologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,560
25th Percentile Wage
$65,780
50th Percentile Wage
$80,480
75th Percentile Wage
$92,320
90th Percentile Wage
$102,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for speech-language pathologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $102,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $80,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid speech-language pathologists is $50,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of speech-language pathologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201680,4801.60%5.38%
201579,1903.45%-
201476,460-0.51%-
201376,8500.91%-
201276,150--

Compare Speech-Language Pathologists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of speech-language pathologists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $87,120. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $65,990). For detailed speech-language pathologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$87,120
Federal government, including USPS
$87,120
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$80,480
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$71,130
State government, including schools and hospitals
$71,080
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$67,000
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$66,610
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$65,990

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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