Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
135,980 1.1 % $37.60 $78,210 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.63 $28.12 $35.90 $45.67 $56.16
Annual Wage (2) $47,070 $58,480 $74,680 $95,000 $116,810


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 59,610 0.71 $33.60 $69,890
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 29,270 3.49 $40.11 $83,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 15,060 0.28 $39.72 $82,620
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 6,430 0.39 $44.54 $92,640
Home Health Care Services 5,360 0.40 $47.08 $97,930

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 29,270 3.49 $40.11 $83,440
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,800 1.48 $39.72 $82,610
Educational Support Services 1,820 1.05 $32.80 $68,230
Elementary and Secondary Schools 59,610 0.71 $33.60 $69,890
Home Health Care Services 5,360 0.40 $47.08 $97,930

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 280 0.01 $52.47 $109,140
Offices of Physicians 920 0.04 $48.26 $100,380
Home Health Care Services 5,360 0.40 $47.08 $97,930
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 6,430 0.39 $44.54 $92,640
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 610 0.07 $44.24 $92,020


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 13,520 1.15 1.19 $38.49 $80,060
California 11,430 0.72 0.74 $42.72 $88,870
New York 11,360 1.25 1.29 $42.55 $88,510
Florida 7,260 0.88 0.91 $37.86 $78,740
Illinois 6,040 1.02 1.06 $36.34 $75,590




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 1.60 1.65 $34.83 $72,440
West Virginia 1,040 1.50 1.54 $29.53 $61,420
North Dakota 560 1.32 1.36 $32.49 $67,580
New Jersey 5,210 1.32 1.36 $40.81 $84,890
Colorado 3,190 1.27 1.31 $40.83 $84,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 380 0.54 0.55 $44.32 $92,190
Connecticut 1,910 1.15 1.18 $44.31 $92,160
California 11,430 0.72 0.74 $42.72 $88,870
New York 11,360 1.25 1.29 $42.55 $88,510
Alaska 310 0.94 0.97 $42.50 $88,390





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 7,630 1.16 1.20 $46.35 $96,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,700 1.52 1.57 $42.75 $88,920
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,610 0.99 1.03 $36.84 $76,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,790 0.66 0.68 $40.88 $85,020
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,590 0.88 0.91 $40.73 $84,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,070 0.81 0.84 $35.40 $73,640
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 2,000 1.55 1.60 $46.09 $95,880
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,990 1.10 1.14 $40.69 $84,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.74 0.76 $43.33 $90,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,780 0.93 0.96 $34.28 $71,300