April 1, 2013 Association

At a Glance: What Do School-Based SLPs Earn?

Salaries and Wages

The 2012 ASHA Schools Survey shows a modest rise in the overall salaries and wages of school-based speech-language pathologists since 2010. The overall median academic year salary of SLPs [PDF] was $60,000, up from $58,000 (a 3 percent increase). The median calendar year salary was $70,000, up from $65,000 (an 8 percent increase). The median hourly wage of SLPs who are contract employees was $52.55, up from $50 (a 5 percent increase).

Salary Supplements

In the 2012 Schools Survey, we asked SLPs whether they received a salary supplement, stipend, bonus or other type of "salary upgrade" and, if so, why they received it. Nearly one-quarter (22 percent) of SLPs indicated they received a supplement for having the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence; 11 percent for doing extra work (for example, Medicaid billing, supervision); 5 percent as a recruitment/retention bonus; 2 percent for providing bilingual services; and 2 percent as a result of a value-added assessment.

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Source: 2012 ASHA Schools Survey

Additional salary and wage data for school-based SLPs is available on ASHA's Schools Survey webpage.

Employer-Paid Career-Related Expenses

Schools Survey respondents indicated their employers are more likely to pay [PDF] for continuing education fees than for conference fees, certification/membership dues or state licensing fees.


  

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