Speech-language pathologists in Michigan whose salaries were within the 90th percentile earned an average of $100,300 as of 2015 according to the state’s Department of Technology, Management & Budget. SLPs in this category are typically those with a high level of experience. The average salary for Michigan’s speech-language pathologists in the state was $75,140 that year.
- 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.
The Department provides salary information for SLPs in the two main metropolitan divisions of Michigan. Speech-language pathologists in the 90th percentile in the Warren area earned an average of $78,000 more than their colleagues in Michigan overall. Shown below is the range of salaries from the overall average to the 90th percentile average:
- Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills: $91,650 – $178,430
- Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia: $71,460 – $97,110
Strong Job Growth and Increasing Opportunities for Michigan’s SLPs
The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget expects the number of jobs for speech-language pathologists in the state to increase by 7.7% between 2014 and 2024.
US News & World Report featured the profession as the 19th best job in the health care field. The publication also noted that the salaries for speech-language pathologists have “seen a spike in recent years” with the average salary increasing by 6.9% between 2010 and 2014.
While many SLPs practice in schools, hospitals, residential care facilities and in social services, private clinics also offer another avenue of employment. Michigan boasts a number of such clinics that specialize in speech therapy:
- Ann Arbor: Pediatric Speech-Langauge Pathology at Briarwood Milestones
- Dearborn: Dearborn Speech & Sensory Center
- Farmington: Listening and Language Connections, LLC
- Farmington Hills: Daly’s Stuttering Center
- Farmington Hills: More Than Words Speech Therapy
- Flint: Speech Language Learning Center
- Grand Rapids: Family Tree Therapies
- Jackson: Comprehensive Speech
- Kalamazoo: Kalamazoo Speech Associates
- Kalamazoo: Robin D. Pollens, MS
- Northville: Talking Point Speech Therapy, LLC
- Petoskey: Abby D Center
- Royal Oak: Pure KaiZen
- Trenton: Communication and Speech Services
- Troy: Associates Speech and Language Therapy
- Troy: Como Pediatric Communication Center, LLC
- Waterford Township: Integrate Speech Therapy Solutions
- West Bloomfield Township: Kaufman Children’s Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor and Social Connect
- West Bloomfield Township: Milstein Pediatric Speech
Salaries for Speech-Language Pathologists Throughout Michigan
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a high level of detail on the salaries for speech-language pathologists in Michigan’s major cities and rural areas as of 2015: