Speech-Language Pathology Salary in Arkansas

The average salary for speech-language pathologists in Arkansas earning within the top 10 percent increased by 7% between 2014 and 2015. These highly experienced SLPs earned an average salary of $117,520 as of 2015 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, SLPs in Arkansas earned an average of $72,570 that year.


Featured Schools:

NYU Steinhardt's online MS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Speech@NYU, offers a comprehensive curriculum that combines research and evidence-based clinical practice in a flexible online format. Speech@NYU prepares students across the country to become creative, collaborative, and effective speech-language pathologists. Students of this program will gain the experience needed to provide care to diverse populations across the life span. Request information.

Emerson College offers an online master’s in speech-language pathology with the same curriculum as its top-ranked* on-campus program. Students are prepared to pursue SLP certification in as few as 20 months.
*U.S. News & World Report, 2018

Arkansas offers a large number of jobs for SLPs in both urban and rural areas:

  • Highest concentration of jobs of any state
  • Nonmetropolitan area of North Arkansas—2nd highest concentration of jobs of any nonmetropolitan area
  • Jonesboro—4th highest concentration of jobs of any city

In fact, a study published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association on the ratio of SLPs to population indicated that Arkansas had the highest ratio in the country.

Even so, the need for speech-language pathologists continues to grow. The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services predicted that the number of jobs for SLPs will increase by 17.5% between 2012 and 2022. An average of 56 jobs a year should become available during this time frame.

Speech-Language Pathology Salaries Throughout Arkansas

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a detailed analysis of the salaries for speech-language pathologists in urban and rural parts of Arkansas as of 2015:

Area name
Annual mean wage
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers AR-MO
Fort Smith AR-OK
Jonesboro AR
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway AR
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area

Some of Arkansas’s Well-Respected Speech-Language Pathology Clinics

Arkansas offers opportunities for speech-language pathologists in a number of private clinics that specialize in this area of therapy:

  • Benton: Arkansas Therapy Outreach
  • Bryant: Arkansas Therapy Outreach
  • Conway: Pediatrics Plus
  • Conway: Therapy 4 Kids
  • Fayetteville: Children’s Therapy Team
  • Fort Smith: Achieve Center for Therapy
  • Greenbriar: Therapy 4 Kids
  • Jonesboro: Communication Made Easy, Inc.
  • Little Rock: Let’s Talk Speech Pathology Services
  • Pediatrics Plus: North Little Rock
  • Russellville: Pediatrics Pus: Russellville

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