Speech-language pathologists in Connecticut earned the highest average salary in the country as of 2015 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries were high in both urban and rural areas:
- Waterbury: 8th highest salary of any metropolitan area
- Nonmetropolitan area of Connecticut: 3rd highest salary of any nonmetropolitan area
- Emerson College offers a Master's in Speech-Language Pathology online - Prepare to become an SLP in as few as 20 months. No GRE required. Scholarships available.
- NYU Steinhardt's Master of Science in Communicative Sciences and Disorders online - ASHA-accredited. GRE and bachelor's degree required. Graduate prepared to pursue licensure.
- Baylor’s Master of Communication Sciences and Disorders online - Bachelor's and GRE scores required. Complete full time in 20 months or part time in 28 months.
SLPs in the top 10 percent earned an average salary of $126,880 as of 2016 according to the Connecticut Department of Labor. That year, the overall average salary for speech-language pathologists in the state was $89,752.
Both salaries and job growth for SLPs have been increasing in Connecticut. The average salary rose every year over the past five years, up 9% between 2011 and 2016.
The Connecticut Department of Labor rated the SLP profession as being one of the fastest growing occupations in the state. This Department expects the number of jobs in this field to increase by 13% between 2014 and 2024.
Detailed Salary Analysis for Speech-Language Pathologists Throughout Connecticut
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a breakdown of hourly wages and annual salaries for speech-language pathologists in Connecticut’s major cities and its nonmetropolitan area as of 2015:
Salaries for Speech-Language Pathologists in Connecticut’s Major Cities
Salaries were high in all of Connecticut’s major cities. Shown below for comparison is the range of salaries and hourly wages (from the average to the top 10 percent) as published in 2016 by the Connecticut Department of Labor:
- Annual: $91,291 – $131,310
- Hourly: $43.89 – $63.13
- Annual: $91,770 – $126,506
- Hourly: $44.12 – $60.82
- Annual: $85,966 – $117,624
- Hourly: $41.33 – $56.55
The SLP Profession Offers a High Degree of Job Satisfaction
Two recent studies indicated that speech-language pathologists tend to find their careers highly rewarding. US News & World Report rated the SLP profession as the 19th best type of health care job.
Also, the compensation company PayScale surveyed 2 million people to find out if their work makes the world a better place. Based on these responses, speech-language pathologists ranked among the 25 most meaningful jobs that pay well.
In addition to schools and academic centers, Connecticut offers a number of private practices that specialize in speech-language pathology:
- Farmington: Judith Rosenfield Speech Pathology
- Milford: KidSense Therapy Group
- Norwalk: Bilingual Speech & Langauge Services, LLC
- Norwalk: Josephine Chen Center for Speech and Language Pathology
- Norwalk: Lori Overland
- Ridgefield: Communciation Clinic of Connecticut, LLC
- Southington: Communication Foundations, LLC
- Stamford: Bram Speech and Language Consultants
- Stamford: Connecticut Speech & Hearing
- Stamford: For your Speech, LLC
- Stamford: Small Talk for Kids
- Wallingford: Therapy for Language and Communication, LLC
- Wilton: Connec-to-Talk, LLC
- Woodbridge: Baron Therapy Services
- Woodstock: Quiet Corner Speech & Language, LLC