Speechlanguage pathologists are most often employed by the
industry. The average yearly wage for Speechlanguage pathologists was Elementary & secondary schools $56,043 in 2015. The top 3 most similar occupations to Speechlanguage pathologists by wage are , Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists and Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists . Speechlanguage pathologists are part of the Miscellaneous legal support workers Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations category, along with Chiropractors; Dentists; Dietitians & nutritionists; Optometrists; Pharmacists; and Physicians & surgeons.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Speechlanguage pathologists are
, Lake View & Lincoln Park PUMA, IL and Sheridan, Park, Teton, Lincoln & Big Horn Counties PUMA, WY . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Speechlanguage pathologists are Monroe County (South) PUMA, NY , Sheridan, Park, Teton, Lincoln & Big Horn Counties PUMA, WY and Alamo Area COG (Southwest) PUMA, TX . South of US-290 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX
Information on the businesses and industries that employ Speechlanguage pathologists and on wages and locations for those in the field.
is the industry that employs the most Speechlanguage pathologists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Speechlanguage pathologists, by average wage, is Elementary & secondary schools . Speechlanguage pathologists are paid most in Other health care services but are relatively concentrated in Jackson City PUMA, TN . Sheridan, Park, Teton, Lincoln & Big Horn Counties PUMA, WY
2015, Speechlanguage pathologists earned an average of $56,043, $7,504 more than the average national salary of $48,539.
Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists make somewhat more than Speechlanguage pathologists while Miscellaneous legal support workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Speechlanguage pathologists as measured by average annual salary in the US.
2015, Speechlanguage pathologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.269, which is lower than the national average of 0.486. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Speechlanguage pathologists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).
This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Speechlanguage pathologists.
This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a
relatively high population of Speechlanguage pathologists.
141,671 2015 workforce
1 year Growth
The number of people employed as Speechlanguage pathologists has been growing at a rate of 2.29%, from
138,500 people in 2014 to 141,671 people in 2015.
This graphic shows the share of Speechlanguage pathologists employed by various industries.
employs the largest share of Speechlanguage pathologists at Elementary & secondary schools 49.3%, followed by with Offices of other health practitioners 17.2% and with Hospitals 10.6%.
Demographic information on Speechlanguage pathologists in the US. The average age of male Speechlanguage pathologists in the workforce is
43.4 and of female Speechlanguage pathologists is 41.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Speechlanguage pathologists is White.
135,993 Female Workforce
5,678 Male Workforce
96% of Speechlanguage pathologists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Speechlanguage pathologists.
Most common race or ethnicity of Speechlanguage pathologists
2. Black or African American
89.6% of Speechlanguage pathologists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.57% of Speechlanguage pathologists, Black or African American is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Speechlanguage pathologists.
Average Male Age
Average Female Age
The median age of Speechlanguage pathologists is
41.5, and Male employees are generally 2.03 years older than than their Female counterparts.
Data on higher education choices for Speechlanguage pathologists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Speechlanguage pathologists is
but a relatively high number of Speechlanguage pathologists hold a major in Health . Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
This graphic shows the share of Bachelor's Degree concentrations held by Speechlanguage pathologists whose highest degree obtained (which may be in another concentration) is a
. Master's degree
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Speechlanguage pathologists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Speechlanguage pathologists need many skills, but most especially
Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Speechlanguage pathologists need more than the average amount of Science, Technology Design, and Operations Analysis.
Projections on wages and job growth for Speechlanguage pathologists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow
6.5%, but Speechlanguage pathologists are expected to see a growth of 21.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.
This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2014 to 2024) for Speechlanguage pathologists. This profession is expected to grow faster than
6.5%, the average rate of national job growth.