Speech-Language Pathology Salary in Kansas

Experienced speech-language pathologists in Kansas earned an average salary of $79,810 as of 2015 according to the state’s Department of Labor. The median salary among SLPs was $65,965 that year.The comparable hourly wages for these categories ranged from $31.71 to $38.37

Featured Programs:

The Kansas Department of Labor provided a summary of counties that had the highest average salary for speech-language pathologists:

  • Shawnee County: $82,043
  • Wyandotte County: $79,155
  • Crawford County: $77,273
  • Johnson County: $76,441
  • Miami County: $73,056
  • Sumner County: $59,605
  • Douglas County: $55,872
  • Sedgwick County: $54,567
  • Reno County: $48,086
  • Leavenworth County: $48,000

Salaries for Speech-Language Pathologists in the Major Cities and Rural Areas of Kansas

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a detailed analysis of the hourly wages and annual salaries for speech-language pathologists in Wichita, Topeka, Lawrence and two nonmetropolitan areas of northern Kansas (2015):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Lawrence KS
40
58560
Topeka KS
160
78380
Wichita KS
250
58620
Northwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area
40
62560
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area
140
56830

Salaries for Speech-Language Pathologists in the Most Populated Counties in Kansas

The range of SLP salaries for the most populated counties in Kansas as published by the state’s Department of Labor is shown below. Values range from the median salary among the counties’ SLPs to salaries for the most experienced professionals earning within the 70th percentile.

Crawford County:

  • Annual: $77,273 – $92,259
  • Hourly: $37.15 – $44.36

Douglas County:

  • Annual: $55,872 – $64,819
  • Hourly: $26.86 – $31.16

Johnson County:

  • Annual: $76,441 – $82,866
  • Hourly: $36.75 – $39.84

Leavenworth County:

  • Annual: $48,000 – $59,402
  • Hourly: $23.08 – $28.56

Reno County:

  • Annual:   $48,086 – $59,791
  • Hourly: $23.12 – $28.75

Riley County:

  • Annual: $68,481 – $82,723
  • Hourly: $32.92 – $39.77

Sedgwick County:

  • Annual: $54,567 – $63,094
  • Hourly: $26.23 – $30.33

Shawnee County:

  • Annual: $82,043 – $92,753
  • Hourly: $39.44 – $44.59

Wyandotte County:

  • Annual: $79,155 – $84,833
  • Hourly: $38.06 – $40.79

Job Growth Projections for the Field of Speech-Language Pathology in Kansas

The number of jobs for speech-language pathologists in Kansas should increase by 15.3% between 2012 and 2022—an increase that is 27% greater than the average job growth rate in the state. This rate of growth should generate an average of 40 SLP positions a year during the ten-year period of these projections (Kansas Department of Labor).

Private clinics provide a source for satisfying work for speech-language pathologists, and Kansas is home to a number of clinics that specialize in the field:

  • Fairway: Kansas Speech Language Hearing
  • Junction City: Speech-Language Services of Geary
  • Lawrence: Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
  • Lawrence: Trena T. Rausch, MA
  • Leawood: Children’s Therapy Services, Inc.
  • Overland Park: Billings Speech Pathology Services
  • Overland Park: Bringing Therapy Home
  • Overland Park: Jennie L. Bjorem, MA, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Pittsburg: Southeast KS Speech Path Services
  • Pittsburg: White Gentry
  • Shawnee Mission: Deborah A. King & Associates

Back to Top