Speech-Language Pathologists Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for speech-language pathologists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of speech-language pathologists among Illinois 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Speech-Language Pathologists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,820
25th Percentile Wage
$56,320
50th Percentile Wage
$74,070
75th Percentile Wage
$95,700
90th Percentile Wage
$115,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for speech-language pathologists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,820.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.62
25th Percentile Wage
$27.08
50th Percentile Wage
$35.61
75th Percentile Wage
$46.01
90th Percentile Wage
$55.45

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for speech-language pathologists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $55.45. The median hourly salary is $35.61. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.62.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of speech-language pathologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,0700.26%8.57%
201573,8806.12%-
201469,3600.23%-
201369,2002.14%-
201267,720--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Speech-Language Pathologists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of speech-language pathologists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of speech-language pathologists in state of Illinois ranges from $49,210 to $86,130. The highest paying area for speech-language pathologists in Illinois is Kankakee-Bradley with a median annual salary of $86,130. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Rockford (mean annual salary $83,280). The lowest paying area is Decatur with a median annual salary of $49,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kankakee-Bradley
$86,130
Rockford
$83,280
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$76,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$75,920
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$71,070
Springfield
$70,230
Bloomington-Normal
$64,870
Peoria
$62,060
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$57,830
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$57,430
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$57,220
Danville
$53,390
Champaign-Urbana
$51,850
Decatur
$49,210


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