Speech-Language Pathology Salary in Maryland

Experienced speech-language pathologists in Maryland whose salaries fell within the top ten percent earned an average salary of $93,870 ($45.25/hr) as of 2015 according to the state’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The overall statewide average for SLPs that year was $80,601 ($38.75/hr).

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Cumberland boasted the 3rd highest concentration of jobs for speech-language pathologists of any city in the country in 2015 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. And statewide, the number of jobs for SLPs in Maryland is growing faster than the national average according to the state’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. With a growth rate of 26.9% between 2014 and 2024, nearly 1,500 SLP positions should become available during this ten-year period.

While many speech-language pathologists find jobs in schools, private clinics offer another avenue for employment. Some of the clinics in Maryland that focus primarily on providing SLP services are shown below:

  • Annapolis: Erica L. Prentice, MS
  • Bel Air: The Maryland Therapy Network
  • Damascus: Nancy Thorner, CCC-SLP
  • Lanham: Connections Therapy Center
  • Lutherville-Timonium: Learning and Therapy Center
  • Potomac: Sharon Coale, MS

Salaries for Speech-Language Pathologists in Maryland’s Major Cities

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a highly detailed analysis of the salaries for speech-language pathologists in the major cities of Maryland (2015):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson MD
1040
78520
California-Lexington Park MD
50
80450
Cumberland MD-WV
120
79910
Hagerstown-Martinsburg MD-WV
70
67930
Salisbury MD-DE
70
84970
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville MD Metropolitan Division
640
82480

Speech Language Pathologist Salaries in Maryland’s Workforce Regions

For comparison, the Main Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation provides information on the salaries for speech-language pathologists in Maryland’s Workforce Regions as of 2015. Shown below is the range, from average to 70th percentile average (eperienced). SLPs in the Upper Shore and Susquehanna Regions earned exceptionally high salaries that year:

Anne Arundel:

  • Annual: $76,534 – $96,833
  • Hourly: $36.75 – $46.50

Baltimore County:

  • Annual: $77,768 – $85,652
  • Hourly: $37.25 – $45.25

Frederick County:

  • Annual: $77,317 – $87,335
  • Hourly: $37.25 – $42.00

Lower Shore:

  • Annual: $82,771 – $92,321
  • Hourly: $39.75 – $44.25

Mid-Maryland:

  • Annual: $78,459 – $94,917
  • Hourly: $37.75 – $45.75

Montgomery County:

  • Annual: $83,785 – $97,915
  • Hourly: $40.25 – $47.00

Prince George’s County:

  • Annual: $78,847 – $87,561
  • Hourly: $38.00 – $42.00

Southern Maryland:

  • Annual: $84,893 – $99,958
  • Hourly: $40.75 – $47.75

Susquehanna:

  • Annual: $88,211 – $101,962
  • Hourly: $42.50 – $49.00

Upper Shore:

  • Annual: $92,821 – $104,533
  • Hourly: $44.75 – $50.25

Western Maryland:

  • Annual: $80,447 – $89,697
  • Hourly: $38.75 – $43.00

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