Speech-Language Pathologists Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for speech-language pathologists in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of speech-language pathologists amongst Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,490
25th Percentile Wage
$58,790
50th Percentile Wage
$72,200
75th Percentile Wage
$91,870
90th Percentile Wage
$117,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for speech-language pathologists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $117,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,490.

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
$72,200
-0.65% 2.66%
2016
$72,670
-0.08% -
2015
$72,730
-1.22% -
2014
$73,620
1.74% -
2013
$72,340
2.85% -
2012
$70,280
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of speech-language pathologists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of speech-language pathologists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $53,370 to $80,220. The highest paying area for speech-language pathologists in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $80,220. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Lancaster (mean annual salary $77,090). The lowest paying area is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $53,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$80,220
Lancaster
$77,090
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$76,140
Altoona
$76,030
Erie
$74,570
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$74,550
Lebanon
$73,930
York-Hanover
$73,910
Philadelphia
$72,430
Reading
$72,310
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$71,540
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$71,430
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$69,410
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$68,870
State College
$68,250
Pittsburgh
$67,920
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$67,380
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$65,750
Williamsport
$65,720
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$62,370
Johnstown
$53,370




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