Speech-Language Pathologists Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,680
25th Percentile Wage
$62,420
50th Percentile Wage
$72,940
75th Percentile Wage
$83,980
90th Percentile Wage
$98,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for speech-language pathologists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,680.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.81
25th Percentile Wage
$30.01
50th Percentile Wage
$35.07
75th Percentile Wage
$40.38
90th Percentile Wage
$47.52

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for speech-language pathologists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.52. The median hourly salary is $35.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.81.

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
201672,9400.10%3.59%
201572,8704.05%-
201469,9201.03%-
201369,200-1.62%-
201270,320--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of speech-language pathologists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of speech-language pathologists in state of Washington ranges from $64,450 to $84,140. The highest paying area for speech-language pathologists in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $84,140. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $78,760). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $64,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$84,140
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$78,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$75,570
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$74,850
Yakima
$74,610
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$74,110
Bellingham
$72,960
Bremerton-Silverdale
$72,080
Tacoma
$71,840
Olympia
$69,760
Spokane
$67,740
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$65,440
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$64,980
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$64,450



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