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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
154,360 1.6 % $39.43 $82,000 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.96 $29.78 $38.04 $47.78 $58.30
Annual Wage (2) $49,840 $61,940 $79,120 $99,380 $121,260


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 59,310 0.69 $35.58 $74,010
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 37,950 3.97 $41.36 $86,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 16,980 0.30 $41.42 $86,160
Home Health Care Services 7,070 0.47 $41.80 $86,930
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 6,250 0.39 $45.88 $95,420

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 37,950 3.97 $41.36 $86,020
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 4,030 1.52 $41.49 $86,290
Educational Support Services 2,280 1.16 $35.83 $74,520
Elementary and Secondary Schools 59,310 0.69 $35.58 $74,010
Home Health Care Services 7,070 0.47 $41.80 $86,930

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 770 0.03 $53.00 $110,240
Child Day Care Services 1,640 0.18 $48.41 $100,690
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 70 (7) $46.97 $97,700
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 720 0.08 $46.82 $97,390
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 6,250 0.39 $45.88 $95,420


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)
California 14,980 0.86 0.82 $44.59 $92,740
Texas 14,820 1.19 1.13 $35.61 $74,060
New York 13,130 1.38 1.31 $46.52 $96,770
Florida 9,120 1.04 0.99 $38.58 $80,250
Illinois 7,510 1.25 1.19 $37.97 $78,980




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 1,990 1.63 1.55 $35.75 $74,360
Colorado 3,980 1.49 1.41 $44.51 $92,580
New Jersey 5,750 1.41 1.34 $46.02 $95,710
New York 13,130 1.38 1.31 $46.52 $96,770
Delaware 630 1.38 1.32 $40.24 $83,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 2,290 1.38 1.31 $48.75 $101,410
District of Columbia 390 0.54 0.51 $47.80 $99,430
New York 13,130 1.38 1.31 $46.52 $96,770
New Jersey 5,750 1.41 1.34 $46.02 $95,710
California 14,980 0.86 0.82 $44.59 $92,740





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 13,240 1.37 1.30 $50.09 $104,180
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,070 1.30 1.24 $39.19 $81,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,050 0.97 0.92 $43.49 $90,460
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,980 1.36 1.30 $33.61 $69,910
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,110 1.11 1.06 $41.52 $86,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,030 1.05 1.00 $39.46 $82,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,560 0.84 0.80 $35.06 $72,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,500 0.79 0.75 $43.80 $91,100
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,430 0.92 0.87 $42.10 $87,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,270 1.15 1.10 $38.52 $80,130