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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,700
25th Percentile Wage
$63,650
50th Percentile Wage
$74,790
75th Percentile Wage
$89,030
90th Percentile Wage
$101,540

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 $101,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,700.

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
$74,790
2.47% 5.98%
2016
$72,940
0.10% -
2015
$72,870
4.05% -
2014
$69,920
1.03% -
2013
$69,200
-1.62% -
2012
$70,320
- -

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 $67,930 to $88,570. The highest paying area for speech-language pathologists in Washington is Yakima with a median annual salary of $88,570. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro (mean annual salary $84,520). The lowest paying area is Olympia with a median annual salary of $67,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Yakima
$88,570
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$84,520
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$82,740
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$77,930
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$77,650
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$76,880
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$74,650
Bremerton-Silverdale
$74,540
Tacoma
$72,880
Lewiston
$71,760
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$71,010
Longview
$70,720
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$70,590
Spokane
$70,350
Bellingham
$68,830
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$68,590
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$68,570
Olympia
$67,930




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