Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists

Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
126,500 1.2 % $36.01 $74,900 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.61 $26.97 $34.40 $43.44 $53.37
Annual Wage (2) $44,940 $56,090 $71,550 $90,360 $111,000


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 57,740 0.69 $32.17 $66,910
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 25,410 3.28 $38.90 $80,920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 14,040 0.27 $38.01 $79,050
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,320 0.32 $42.95 $89,330
Home Health Care Services 4,630 0.37 $45.76 $95,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 25,410 3.28 $38.90 $80,920
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,110 1.26 $38.57 $80,220
Educational Support Services 1,590 1.06 $32.91 $68,460
Elementary and Secondary Schools 57,740 0.69 $32.17 $66,910
Home Health Care Services 4,630 0.37 $45.76 $95,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 4,630 0.37 $45.76 $95,170
Offices of Physicians 1,200 0.05 $43.44 $90,350
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 830 0.10 $43.28 $90,020
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,320 0.32 $42.95 $89,330
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 60 0.02 $41.71 $86,750


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 11,670 1.04 1.11 $35.34 $73,500
California 10,160 0.67 0.72 $41.00 $85,270
New York 9,950 1.13 1.21 $41.52 $86,370
Florida 6,840 0.89 0.95 $36.84 $76,620
Illinois 6,790 1.18 1.26 $34.33 $71,400



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 640 1.45 1.55 $29.37 $61,090
Arkansas 1,620 1.40 1.49 $33.12 $68,900
Missouri 3,600 1.35 1.44 $32.07 $66,710
West Virginia 920 1.30 1.39 $28.57 $59,420
New Mexico 1,010 1.28 1.37 $37.04 $77,050



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 810 0.68 0.73 $41.82 $86,980
New York 9,950 1.13 1.21 $41.52 $86,370
District of Columbia 360 0.54 0.58 $41.08 $85,440
California 10,160 0.67 0.72 $41.00 $85,270
New Jersey 4,860 1.26 1.34 $40.80 $84,870




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,650 0.86 0.92 $46.78 $97,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,390 1.17 1.25 $35.36 $73,560
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,050 1.36 1.46 $34.63 $72,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,660 0.66 0.70 $38.53 $80,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,610 0.92 0.98 $36.57 $76,070
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,100 1.66 1.78 $44.85 $93,280
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,950 1.49 1.59 $34.11 $70,950
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,730 0.96 1.03 $39.21 $81,570
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,600 1.20 1.29 $41.11 $85,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,540 0.64 0.69 $33.73 $70,150