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).
- 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. GRE Required.
*U.S. News & World Report, 2018
- 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. GRE Required. Request information.
- Baylor’s SLP master’s program online can be completed full time in 20 months or part time in 25 months. 100 percent of on-campus graduates pass the Praxis and become employed. Bachelor’s and GRE required.
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):
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:
- Annual: $76,534 – $96,833
- Hourly: $36.75 – $46.50
- Annual: $77,768 – $85,652
- Hourly: $37.25 – $45.25
- Annual: $77,317 – $87,335
- Hourly: $37.25 – $42.00
- Annual: $82,771 – $92,321
- Hourly: $39.75 – $44.25
- Annual: $78,459 – $94,917
- Hourly: $37.75 – $45.75
- Annual: $83,785 – $97,915
- Hourly: $40.25 – $47.00
Prince George’s County:
- Annual: $78,847 – $87,561
- Hourly: $38.00 – $42.00
- Annual: $84,893 – $99,958
- Hourly: $40.75 – $47.75
- Annual: $88,211 – $101,962
- Hourly: $42.50 – $49.00
- Annual: $92,821 – $104,533
- Hourly: $44.75 – $50.25
- Annual: $80,447 – $89,697
- Hourly: $38.75 – $43.00