Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
125,050 1.2 % $35.56 $73,970 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.57 $26.76 $34.04 $42.87 $52.79
Annual Wage (2) $44,860 $55,660 $70,810 $89,170 $109,800


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 56,970 0.69 $31.97 $66,490
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 24,090 3.24 $39.54 $82,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 13,790 0.26 $36.97 $76,910
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,250 0.32 $42.22 $87,810
Home Health Care Services 4,760 0.39 $43.52 $90,530

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 24,090 3.24 $39.54 $82,240
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,290 1.38 $37.31 $77,610
Educational Support Services 1,890 1.27 $31.97 $66,500
Elementary and Secondary Schools 56,970 0.69 $31.97 $66,490
Home Health Care Services 4,760 0.39 $43.52 $90,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 50 0.02 $74.17 $154,270
Social Advocacy Organizations (8) (8) $43.95 $91,420
Home Health Care Services 4,760 0.39 $43.52 $90,530
Offices of Physicians 1,110 0.05 $43.20 $89,850
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,250 0.32 $42.22 $87,810


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 11,160 1.02 1.08 $35.12 $73,050
New York 10,280 1.19 1.26 $38.71 $80,510
California 10,150 0.69 0.73 $41.39 $86,090
Illinois 7,570 1.33 1.41 $35.62 $74,090
Florida 6,750 0.91 0.96 $35.54 $73,920




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)
West Virginia 1,070 1.51 1.60 $29.32 $60,990
Maine 860 1.47 1.56 $29.39 $61,140
Arkansas 1,640 1.42 1.51 $33.90 $70,510
New Mexico 1,090 1.39 1.48 $35.19 $73,200
New Jersey 5,160 1.35 1.43 $41.06 $85,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,150 0.69 0.73 $41.39 $86,090
New Jersey 5,160 1.35 1.43 $41.06 $85,400
Colorado 2,770 1.21 1.28 $40.34 $83,920
Maryland 2,400 0.95 1.01 $39.14 $81,410
Nevada 740 0.64 0.68 $39.13 $81,380





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,900 1.32 1.40 $37.93 $78,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,780 0.91 0.97 $42.71 $88,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,670 0.97 1.03 $34.98 $72,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,490 1.16 1.23 $34.40 $71,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,140 0.54 0.57 $39.95 $83,090
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,100 1.70 1.80 $42.52 $88,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,780 1.02 1.08 $37.81 $78,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,710 0.95 1.01 $35.61 $74,070
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,660 1.28 1.36 $34.50 $71,750
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,500 1.53 1.62 $42.13 $87,630