Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
89,260 1.4 % $26.71 $55,550 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.69 $20.24 $25.20 $31.61 $39.62
Annual Wage (2) $34,720 $42,090 $52,410 $65,750 $82,420

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Elementary and secondary schools 48,200 $24.34 $50,620
Offices of other health practitioners 10,960 $29.51 $61,390
General medical and surgical hospitals 9,950 $28.06 $58,370
Nursing care facilities 3,910 $31.31 $65,120
Home health care services 2,350 $31.45 $65,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 80 $66.94 $139,240
Offices of physicians 740 $53.10 $110,450
Child day care services 1,360 $36.41 $75,740
Other ambulatory health care services 50 $32.78 $68,180
Federal government (OES designation) 1,030 $32.13 $66,830

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New Mexico 1,150 $28.12 $58,490 0.152%
Rhode Island 580 $27.86 $57,950 0.121%
Maine 700 $22.89 $47,600 0.118%
North Dakota 350 $20.39 $42,400 0.110%
West Virginia 730 $22.02 $45,790 0.107%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Nevada 210 $34.35 $71,450 0.019%
New Jersey 2,480 $31.70 $65,940 0.064%
California 6,760 $31.57 $65,670 0.047%
New York 7,190 $31.24 $64,980 0.087%
Maryland 1,790 $30.76 $63,990 0.073%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Victoria, TX MSA 90 $26.25 $54,590 0.254%
Rochester, NY MSA 960 $25.07 $52,150 0.187%
Albuquerque, NM MSA 660 $27.34 $56,860 0.185%
Yuba City, CA MSA 70 $29.43 $61,220 0.180%
Kankakee, IL PMSA 70 $27.29 $56,750 0.161%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Enid, OK MSA (7) $74.49 $154,950 (7)
New York, NY PMSA 2,330 $38.61 $80,300 0.059%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 140 $35.26 $73,350 0.016%
Trenton, NJ PMSA 130 $34.76 $72,300 0.060%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 90 $34.63 $72,030 0.038%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimates not released.

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May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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