Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 159,800 people employed as speech-language pathologists in the United States. The median annual salary is $79,060. Entry level employees earn approximately $51,310 per year and senior employees earn approximately $125,560 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.