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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,780
25th Percentile Wage
$59,180
50th Percentile Wage
$77,580
75th Percentile Wage
$97,330
90th Percentile Wage
$117,160

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 $117,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of speech-language pathologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,580
4.52% 12.71%
2016
$74,070
0.26% -
2015
$73,880
6.12% -
2014
$69,360
0.23% -
2013
$69,200
2.14% -
2012
$67,720
- -

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 $84,910. The highest paying area for speech-language pathologists in Illinois is Rockford with a median annual salary of $84,910. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Kankakee-Bradley (mean annual salary $82,940). The lowest paying area is Decatur with a median annual salary of $49,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rockford
$84,910
Kankakee-Bradley
$82,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$79,640
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$79,610
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$72,380
Springfield
$72,250
Bloomington-Normal
$64,870
Peoria
$62,510
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$60,220
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$58,060
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$56,450
Champaign-Urbana
$54,760
Danville
$53,390
Decatur
$49,210




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