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Speech-Language Pathologists

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $36.57
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Speech-Language Pathologists *

Area Low Median High
U S
$30.09 $38.43 $48.27
Minnesota
$31.06 $36.57 $44.07
Central Minnesota
$29.41 $34.55 $40.02
Northeast Minnesota
$31.50 $34.90 $38.30
Northwest Minnesota
$27.25 $31.61 $37.78
Southeast Minnesota
$29.40 $34.74 $39.34
Southwest Minnesota
$27.47 $31.55 $38.50
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$32.72 $38.24 $46.63

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 3,240 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Speech-Language Pathologists most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,670 new Speech-Language Pathologists to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Speech-Language Pathologists
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 153,700 195,600 41,900 27.3%
Minnesota 2016 2026 Number Percent
Statewide 2,659 2,949 290 10.9%
Central Minnesota 407 472 65 16%
Northeast Minnesota 145 162 17 11.7%
Northwest Minnesota 200 209 9 4.5%
Southeast Minnesota 254 272 18 7.1%
Southwest Minnesota 96 97 1 1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,441 1,625 184 12.8%


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