Speech Therapist Salary By State

Google Trends shows a growth of interest around Speech Therapists and their careers since 2005. The peak trend of speech therapist searches in Google showed in 2011 and then had a steady decline until 2013 which remained steady and the predicted forecast of the trend into 2016 shows that a speech therapist has stable interest out there looking for their services. Other search trends to look at are speech pathologists as well.

Speech Therapist Search Trend

The Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies all salary and earnings information for Speech Therapists under the more defined specification of Speech-Language Pathologists. The latest data collected by the BLS reports that in 2012 the median pay for speech therapists was at $69,870 a year in annual pay. This comes out to around $33.59 an hour for anyone working in this profession. The type of training and education that is typically required for a full time speech therapist is a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. The overall job market in 2012 had a total of 134,100 speech therapist jobs reported to the BLS. The growth prospects for anyone looking to get into the speech pathology career is stated at a 19% growth rate from 2012 – 2022. This 10 year growth period of 19% will add nearly 26,000 speech therapist job positions to the overall job market making it a great field to get into.

Speech Therapist BLS Salary Wages

Our specific data table below gives you the state by state earnings of a speech therapists and their average pay that has been stated in job postings. The highest amount listed that a speech therapist can make is $103,000 in Washington DC and the lowest pay for a speech therapist is $51,000 in Hawaii. That’s a $52,000 difference by working in speech-language pathology from one state to another, clearly that can make quite a difference. Other states that show just how much a speech therapist can make are places like #2 New York at $100,000 a year, #4 Massachusetts at $99,000 a year, #6 Georgia at $94,000 a year and #7 Illinois at $94,000 a year for speech therapists. It’s not until you look at Indiana coming in at #26 where a speech therapist would make less than $80,000+ a year with an average of $79,000 a year which is 4% lower than other states in the United States.

Listed below is information that is specific to Speech Therapist job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Speech Therapist. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Speech Therapists and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”

Speech Therapist Salary Information For 2015

This table displays Speech Therapist Salaries By State so that people can compare how much an Speech Therapist makes in a specific state. This comparison engine will help people easily identify the best salaries for Speech Therapists.
CareerStateSalaryPercentData Year
Speech Therapist Alabama$83,0001% higher2015
Speech Therapist Alaska$61,00026% lower2015
Speech Therapist American Samoa$99,00020% higher2015
Speech Therapist Arizona$68,00018% lower2015
Speech Therapist Arkansas$84,0002% higher2015
Speech Therapist California$88,0007% higher2015
Speech Therapist Colorado$73,00011% lower2015
Speech Therapist Connecticut$95,00015% higher2015
Speech Therapist Delaware$72,00012% lower2015
Speech Therapist Florida$77,0007% lower2015
Speech Therapist Georgia$94,00014% higher2015
Speech Therapist Guam$75,0009% lower2015
Speech Therapist Hawaii$51,00038% lower2015
Speech Therapist Idaho$54,00034% lower2015
Speech Therapist Illinois$94,00013% higher2015
Speech Therapist Indiana$79,0004% lower2015
Speech Therapist Iowa$81,0002% lower2015
Speech Therapist Kansas$75,0009% lower2015
Speech Therapist Kentucky$71,00014% lower2015
Speech Therapist Louisiana$74,00011% lower2015
Speech Therapist Maine$73,00012% lower2015
Speech Therapist Maryland$85,0003% higher2015
Speech Therapist Massachusetts$99,00020% higher2015
Speech Therapist Michigan$83,0001% higher2015
Speech Therapist Minnesota$72,00013% lower2015
Speech Therapist Mississippi$86,0005% higher2015
Speech Therapist Missouri$81,0002% lower2015
Speech Therapist Montana$69,00017% lower2015
Speech Therapist Nebraska$60,00027% lower2015
Speech Therapist Nevada$63,00024% lower2015
Speech Therapist New Hampshire$81,0001% lower2015
Speech Therapist New Jersey$89,0008% higher2015
Speech Therapist New Mexico$72,00013% lower2015
Speech Therapist New York$100,00021% higher2015
Speech Therapist North Carolina$79,0005% lower2015
Speech Therapist North Dakota$73,00011% lower2015
Speech Therapist Ohio$79,0004% lower2015
Speech Therapist Oklahoma$76,0008% lower2015
Speech Therapist Oregon$80,0003% lower2015
Speech Therapist Pennsylvania$80,0004% lower2015
Speech Therapist Puerto Rico$80,0003% lower2015
Speech Therapist Rhode Island$75,0009% lower2015
Speech Therapist South Carolina$81,0001% lower2015
Speech Therapist South Dakota$62,00025% lower2015
Speech Therapist Tennessee$77,0007% lower2015
Speech Therapist Texas$80,0003% lower2015
Speech Therapist Utah$64,00022% lower2015
Speech Therapist Vermont$73,00012% lower2015
Speech Therapist Virgin Islands$84,0002% higher2015
Speech Therapist Virginia$83,0001% higher2015
Speech Therapist Washington DC$103,00025% higher2015
Speech Therapist Washington$85,0003% higher2015
Speech Therapist West Virginia$78,0006% lower2015
Speech Therapist Wisconsin$73,00011% lower2015
Speech Therapist Wyoming$68,00017% lower2015