Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
146,900 1.3 % $38.80 $80,700 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.41 $29.12 $37.26 $47.01 $57.72
Annual Wage (2) $48,690 $60,570 $77,510 $97,770 $120,060


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 58,790 0.69 $34.85 $72,480
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 35,800 3.94 $41.76 $86,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 16,090 0.29 $40.97 $85,220
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 6,400 0.40 $45.60 $94,840
Home Health Care Services 6,340 0.44 $40.74 $84,740

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 35,800 3.94 $41.76 $86,870
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,890 1.49 $40.69 $84,640
Educational Support Services 2,310 1.26 $35.39 $73,600
Elementary and Secondary Schools 58,790 0.69 $34.85 $72,480
Home Health Care Services 6,340 0.44 $40.74 $84,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 570 0.02 $50.22 $104,450
Offices of Physicians 1,060 0.04 $48.25 $100,360
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 720 0.08 $47.02 $97,790
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 70 0.01 $46.91 $97,580
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 6,400 0.40 $45.60 $94,840


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 14,330 1.18 1.17 $36.44 $75,800
California 13,220 0.78 0.77 $44.96 $93,510
New York 12,750 1.36 1.34 $43.66 $90,820
Florida 7,380 0.86 0.84 $36.93 $76,820
Illinois 6,820 1.14 1.12 $37.08 $77,120




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)
Arkansas 2,060 1.70 1.68 $35.41 $73,660
New Jersey 6,340 1.57 1.54 $45.67 $95,000
Mississippi 1,650 1.46 1.44 $31.04 $64,560
Maine 860 1.42 1.40 $31.51 $65,540
New York 12,750 1.36 1.34 $43.66 $90,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 6,340 1.57 1.54 $45.67 $95,000
District of Columbia 310 0.43 0.42 $44.99 $93,570
California 13,220 0.78 0.77 $44.96 $93,510
Connecticut 1,870 1.13 1.11 $44.37 $92,280
Colorado 3,540 1.35 1.33 $43.74 $90,980





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,560 1.43 1.41 $47.64 $99,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,580 0.91 0.90 $43.60 $90,680
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,360 1.15 1.14 $37.85 $78,740
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,820 1.35 1.33 $36.70 $76,330
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,990 1.08 1.07 $40.73 $84,710
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,880 1.01 1.00 $39.18 $81,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,760 0.92 0.91 $37.40 $77,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,430 0.78 0.76 $43.77 $91,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,250 1.15 1.13 $37.34 $77,670
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,000 1.01 0.99 $35.33 $73,480