Speechlanguage pathologists

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Total Workforce

153k

Average Age

40.7

Estimated Job Growth

17.8%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$59,881

Average Male Salary

$69,024

Average Female Salary

$59,340

About

Speechlanguage pathologists are most often employed by the Elementary & secondary schools industry. The average yearly wage for Speechlanguage pathologists was $59,881 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Speechlanguage pathologists by wage are Firstline supervisors of correctional officers, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, and Pumping station operators.

Speechlanguage pathologists are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians & surgeons, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Radiation therapists, Recreational therapists, Respiratory therapists, Speechlanguage pathologists, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Veterinarians, Registered nurses, Nurse anesthetists, Audiologists, Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Dental hygienists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Medical records & health information technicians, Opticians, dispensing, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Speechlanguage pathologists are Northampton County (North) PUMA, PA, Levittown PUMA, PA, and Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Speechlanguage pathologists are Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ, Northampton County (North) PUMA, PA, and Levittown PUMA, PA.

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 Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$59,881

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,064

In 2017, Speechlanguage pathologists earned an average of $59,881, $7,816 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Firstline supervisors of correctional officers make somewhat more than Speechlanguage pathologists while Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors 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

0.245

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Speechlanguage pathologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.245, 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Speechlanguage pathologists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Speechlanguage pathologists

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Speechlanguage pathologists, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Offices of other health practitioners, and Hospitals.

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Industries by Share

153k

2017 Workforce

± 9,595

6.35%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.48%

The number of people employed as Speechlanguage pathologists has been growing at a rate of 6.35%, from 143,774 people in 2016 to 152,900 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Speechlanguage pathologists employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of Speechlanguage pathologists at  51.9%, followed by Offices of other health practitioners with 14.9% and Hospitals with 13.2%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Speechlanguage pathologists in the US. The average age of male Speechlanguage pathologists in the workforce is 43.9 and of female Speechlanguage pathologists is 40.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Speechlanguage pathologists is White.

Gender Composition

8.54k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,269

144k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 9,324

94.4% 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

90.3% of Speechlanguage pathologists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 3.92% of Speechlanguage pathologists, Black 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

43.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.31

40.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.76

The median age of Speechlanguage pathologists is 40.7, and Male employees are generally 3.29 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Speechlanguage pathologists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Speechlanguage pathologists are expected to see a growth of 17.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

17.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Speechlanguage pathologists. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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