Speechlanguage pathologists

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Total Workforce

161k

Average Age

41.3

Average Salary

$60,467

Average Male Salary

$86,946

Average Female Salary

$59,212

About

Speechlanguage pathologists are most often employed by the Elementary & secondary schools industry. The average yearly wage for Speechlanguage pathologists was $60,467 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Speechlanguage pathologists by wage are Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants, Transportation inspectors, and Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators.

Speechlanguage pathologists are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Speechlanguage pathologists are Erie County (South) PUMA, NY, Highlands Ranch & Chatfield Park PUMA, CO, and Louisville/Jefferson County (North Central) PUMA, KY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Speechlanguage pathologists are Highlands Ranch & Chatfield Park PUMA, CO, Louisville/Jefferson County (North Central) PUMA, KY, and Erie County (South) PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Speechlanguage pathologists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools 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 Offices of physicians. Speechlanguage pathologists are paid most in Oyster Bay Town (North) & Glen Cove City PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Highlands Ranch & Chatfield Park PUMA, CO.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$60,467

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,150

In 2018, Speechlanguage pathologists earned an average of $60,467, $6,579 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Transportation inspectors make somewhat more than Speechlanguage pathologists while Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Speechlanguage pathologists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.262

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Speechlanguage pathologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.262, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Speechlanguage pathologists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Speechlanguage pathologists.

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Industries by Share

161k

2018 Workforce

± 9,857

5.54%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.3%

The number of people employed as Speechlanguage pathologists has been growing at a rate of 5.54%, from 152,900 people in 2017 to 161,372 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Speechlanguage pathologists employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of Speechlanguage pathologists at  48.2%, followed by Offices of other health practitioners with 17.5% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 12.3%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Speechlanguage pathologists in the US. The average age of male Speechlanguage pathologists in the workforce is 43.1 and of female Speechlanguage pathologists is 41.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Speechlanguage pathologists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

7.3k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,098

154k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 9,632

95.5% of Speechlanguage pathologists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Speechlanguage pathologists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Speechlanguage pathologists

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

82% of Speechlanguage pathologists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.86% of Speechlanguage pathologists, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Speechlanguage pathologists.

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Age by Gender

43.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.76

41.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.725

The median age of Speechlanguage pathologists is 41.3, and Male employees are generally 1.8 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Speechlanguage pathologists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Speechlanguage pathologists is Health but a relatively high number of Speechlanguage pathologists hold a major in Health.

Majors

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Skills

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 Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Speechlanguage pathologists need more than the average amount of Operations Analysis, Science, and Technology Design.

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