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How much do speech pathologists make? 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that speech pathologists, also known as speech language pathologists, make a mean annual income of $83,240 as of May 2020, which is approximately $40.02 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of speech pathologists earned less than $50,370, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $122,790.

How much do speech pathologists earn in each state?

The table below compares speech pathologist salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of speech pathologists in each state as well as the number of speech pathologists per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics. 


Speech Language Pathologist Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
New York
$98,010
12,950
1.490
California
$95,570
14,640
0.891
Virginia
$92,520
2,940
0.793
Colorado
$91,200
3,950
1.534
Oregon
$87,850
1,700
0.944
Rhode Island
$87,270
480
1.073
Alaska
$87,250
260
0.889
Massachusetts
$86,530
3,790
1.131
Delaware
$84,840
690
1.614
Maryland
$84,510
2,580
1.024
Vermont
$83,680
280
0.984
Hawaii
$82,750
310
0.542
Pennsylvania
$82,270
5,830
1.058
Louisiana
$81,780
1,160
0.641
Wyoming
$81,760
240
0.905
Missouri
$81,390
2,660
0.987
Florida
$81,000
8,370
0.991
Washington
$80,730
2,930
0.916
Illinois
$80,420
7,370
1.310
New Hampshire
$80,420
880
1.428
New Mexico
$79,390
830
1.055
Michigan
$79,310
3,880
0.990
Ohio
$79,010
6,230
1.213
Nevada
$78,880
930
0.740
Arizona
$78,420
2,670
0.943
Georgia
$78,140
3,430
0.796
Utah
$77,630
1,220
0.816
Indiana
$76,220
2,580
0.885
Iowa
$75,950
1,230
0.835
Kansas
$75,880
1,500
1.124
Minnesota
$75,680
2,890
1.068
Tennessee
$75,430
3,150
1.085
Texas
$75,240
14,220
1.175
Wisconsin
$75,220
2,250
0.829
Oklahoma
$74,800
1,550
0.991
Kentucky
$74,520
2,310
1.296
Arkansas
$73,630
1,940
1.645
North Carolina
$73,400
4,610
1.075
Idaho
$72,390
860
1.201
Montana
$72,220
370
0.819
Nebraska
$71,940
970
1.026
South Carolina
$71,340
1,660
0.824
Maine
$69,250
680
1.190
North Dakota
$67,790
560
1.397
Mississippi
$67,250
1,310
1.212
West Virginia
$67,010
800
1.232
Alabama
$66,400
1,640
0.861
South Dakota
$59,270
360
0.863
Puerto Rico
$51,430
150
0.181
District of Columbia
$101,920
450
0.653
Connecticut
$100,590
2,360
1.534
New Jersey
$100,330
5,020
1.326