Speech-Language Pathology Salary in Michigan

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.

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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:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Ann Arbor MI
160
80910
Battle Creek MI
70
72970
Bay City MI
40
62830
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia MI Metropolitan Division
680
71460
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn MI
1420
81920
Flint MI
80
72740
Grand Rapids-Wyoming MI
460
68450
Jackson MI
90
80070
Kalamazoo-Portage MI
110
67010
Lansing-East Lansing MI
170
64180
Muskegon MI
50
63550
Niles-Benton Harbor MI
40
69970
Saginaw MI
80
74150
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills MI Metropolitan Division
730
91650
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
180
66090
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
40
69180
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
120
71290
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
170
70150

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