Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
142,360 1.2 % $38.35 $79,770 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.48 $28.94 $36.83 $46.62 $57.17
Annual Wage (2) $48,830 $60,200 $76,610 $96,980 $118,910


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 58,640 0.69 $34.29 $71,310
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 32,310 3.69 $41.40 $86,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 15,850 0.29 $40.52 $84,280
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 6,560 0.40 $45.14 $93,900
Home Health Care Services 6,380 0.46 $43.93 $91,370

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 32,310 3.69 $41.40 $86,120
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 4,000 1.54 $40.37 $83,980
Educational Support Services 2,160 1.21 $33.43 $69,530
Elementary and Secondary Schools 58,640 0.69 $34.29 $71,310
Home Health Care Services 6,380 0.46 $43.93 $91,370

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 410 0.02 $47.67 $99,160
Offices of Physicians 1,090 0.04 $45.85 $95,370
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 6,560 0.40 $45.14 $93,900
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 670 0.07 $45.12 $93,850
Home Health Care Services 6,380 0.46 $43.93 $91,370


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 14,660 1.23 1.23 $39.24 $81,630
New York 12,090 1.31 1.31 $42.03 $87,420
California 11,550 0.69 0.69 $44.37 $92,280
Florida 7,280 0.86 0.87 $38.31 $79,680
Illinois 6,430 1.08 1.09 $37.87 $78,760




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 1,900 1.58 1.59 $36.85 $76,650
West Virginia 1,020 1.48 1.49 $29.70 $61,780
New Jersey 5,860 1.46 1.46 $41.60 $86,530
Colorado 3,410 1.33 1.33 $42.55 $88,500
Vermont 400 1.32 1.32 $35.66 $74,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,730 1.05 1.05 $44.87 $93,340
California 11,550 0.69 0.69 $44.37 $92,280
Alaska 270 0.85 0.85 $44.09 $91,710
Colorado 3,410 1.33 1.33 $42.55 $88,500
New York 12,090 1.31 1.31 $42.03 $87,420



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,120 1.36 1.36 $44.86 $93,300
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,040 1.10 1.10 $38.67 $80,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,860 1.55 1.55 $44.54 $92,640
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,830 0.97 0.97 $41.81 $86,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,450 0.55 0.55 $45.15 $93,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,300 1.19 1.19 $36.70 $76,340
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,940 1.06 1.06 $41.53 $86,380
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,940 1.49 1.49 $47.63 $99,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,940 0.74 0.74 $37.13 $77,240
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,910 1.32 1.32 $44.83 $93,250


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sherman-Denison, TX 170 3.67 3.67 $36.30 $75,500
Jonesboro, AR 160 2.90 2.90 $38.71 $80,510
Homosassa Springs, FL 90 2.81 2.82 $38.68 $80,450
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 190 2.60 2.61 $21.94 $45,630
Tyler, TX 240 2.43 2.43 $43.40 $90,270
Gadsden, AL 80 2.37 2.38 $36.35 $75,600
Pueblo, CO 130 2.19 2.19 $43.61 $90,700
New Bedford, MA 140 2.11 2.12 $41.85 $87,050
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 720 2.06 2.06 $33.57 $69,830
Beckley, WV 90 2.02 2.02 $32.11 $66,780