Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
131,450 1.2 % $36.97 $76,900 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.12 $27.55 $35.29 $44.85 $55.21
Annual Wage (2) $46,000 $57,300 $73,410 $93,280 $114,840


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 58,280 0.70 $32.76 $68,150
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 27,160 3.37 $39.79 $82,770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 14,660 0.28 $38.85 $80,810
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,770 0.35 $44.02 $91,560
Home Health Care Services 5,340 0.41 $46.83 $97,410

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 27,160 3.37 $39.79 $82,770
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,360 1.35 $39.43 $82,020
Educational Support Services 1,800 1.09 $32.93 $68,500
Elementary and Secondary Schools 58,280 0.70 $32.76 $68,150
Home Health Care Services 5,340 0.41 $46.83 $97,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 90 0.04 $50.81 $105,680
Home Health Care Services 5,340 0.41 $46.83 $97,410
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,770 0.35 $44.02 $91,560
Offices of Physicians 1,500 0.06 $43.66 $90,810
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 720 0.08 $43.28 $90,030


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 12,710 1.10 1.15 $37.66 $78,340
California 10,480 0.68 0.71 $42.47 $88,330
New York 10,170 1.13 1.19 $42.14 $87,640
Florida 7,380 0.93 0.98 $37.88 $78,790
Illinois 6,330 1.08 1.13 $36.47 $75,850



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 1,710 1.46 1.53 $34.89 $72,570
New Mexico 1,090 1.37 1.43 $38.74 $80,580
North Dakota 610 1.35 1.42 $31.27 $65,040
West Virginia 930 1.31 1.38 $30.16 $62,740
New Jersey 5,130 1.31 1.38 $40.79 $84,840



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,880 1.13 1.19 $42.53 $88,460
California 10,480 0.68 0.71 $42.47 $88,330
Alaska 300 0.92 0.97 $42.45 $88,300
District of Columbia 390 0.57 0.60 $42.34 $88,070
New York 10,170 1.13 1.19 $42.14 $87,640




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 6,230 0.96 1.01 $46.05 $95,790
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,780 1.06 1.11 $37.30 $77,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,530 1.52 1.59 $41.26 $85,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,610 0.89 0.93 $39.69 $82,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,590 0.63 0.66 $39.85 $82,900
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 2,040 1.60 1.68 $47.86 $99,540
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,870 1.06 1.11 $41.22 $85,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,760 0.71 0.75 $34.18 $71,100
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,720 1.30 1.36 $34.27 $71,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,680 0.89 0.94 $35.05 $72,900