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
- 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.
- Baylor’s Master of Communication Sciences and Disorders online - Bachelor's required. GRE scores not required. Complete full time in 20 months or part time in 28 months.
- 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.
- Calvin University’s online Master of Speech-Language Pathology degree program - Prepares you to become a certified speech-language pathologist.
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):
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.
- Annual: $77,273 – $92,259
- Hourly: $37.15 – $44.36
- Annual: $55,872 – $64,819
- Hourly: $26.86 – $31.16
- Annual: $76,441 – $82,866
- Hourly: $36.75 – $39.84
- Annual: $48,000 – $59,402
- Hourly: $23.08 – $28.56
- Annual: $48,086 – $59,791
- Hourly: $23.12 – $28.75
- Annual: $68,481 – $82,723
- Hourly: $32.92 – $39.77
- Annual: $54,567 – $63,094
- Hourly: $26.23 – $30.33
- Annual: $82,043 – $92,753
- Hourly: $39.44 – $44.59
- 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