Employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 29 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 15,200 openings for speech-language pathologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Related Hiring and Salaries
trong salaries continue to dominate the SLP field and reaching a six-figure salary isn’t out of the question here. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), speech-language pathologists earned an average, annual salary of $77,510 as of May 2019. The top earners in the profession (top 25th percentile) earned an average salary of $97,770.