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 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. 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.
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: