Speech-language pathologist continues to be one of the top rated professions in the United States based upon growth of the profession, available jobs, and starting salaries. U.S. News and World Reports (2016 1) has consistently ranked this profession as one of the most desirable social service jobs in America. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics (2015 2) predicts that the number of speech-language pathologists will grow by 21 percent over the next 10 years. That translates to approximately 29,000 new therapist positions by 2024.
1U.S. News and World Reports | http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/speech-language pathologist| Retrieved 12-7-2016
2U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, PSB Suite 2135, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20212-0001| Telephone: 1-202-691-5700 | http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/speech-language-pathologists.htm | Retrieved 12-7-2016
Mean Salary (2017)
The national median speech-language pathologist salary is $76,610 per year, or approximately $37 per hour. (U.S. Department of Labor Statistics; Occupational Outlook Handbook; http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/speech-language-pathologists.htm | Retrieved 1-10-2019)