Speech-Language Pathology Salary in New Hampshire

Experienced speech-language pathologists in New Hampshire earned an average salary of $80,371 as of 2015 according to the state’s Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau. SLPs earned an average salary of $70,762 that year. Hourly wages ranged from $34.02 to $38.64 for these categories.

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The Bureau provides the range of salaries for speech-language pathologists in the major metropolitan areas of New Hampshire.

Shown below is the range from the average to that of SLPs with experience:

Greater Concord Area:

  • Annual: $76,378 – $88,171
  • Hourly: $36.72 – $42.39

Keane Area:

  • Annual: $75,296 – $82,742
  • Hourly: $36.20 – $39.78

Laconia-Belmont Area:

  • Annual: $66,019 – $73,819
  • Hourly: $31.74 – $35.49

Manchester Area:

  • Annual: $77,085 – $86,154
  • Hourly: $37.06 – $41.42

Nashua-Derry Area:

  • Annual: $67,454 – $74,672
  • Hourly: $32.43 – $35.90

Portsmouth Area:

  • Annual: $70,741 – $78,874
  • Hourly: $34.01 – $37.92

The New Hampshire Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau expects the number of jobs to increase by 11.6% between 2014 and 2024—opening up an average of 22 jobs a year during this time frame.

The nonmetropolitan area of northern New Hampshire had the 5th highest concentration of jobs for SLPs of any rural area in the country in 2015 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A High-Paying Career that Offers Job Satisfaction

Two prominent news publications featured the high salaries and levels of job satisfaction evinced by speech-language pathologists. Forbes reported on the results of a survey that the salary specialist company PayScale.com conducted on more than 2 million employees. When asked if they thought that their work made the world a better place, SLPs responded in the affirmative. Based on these results, speech-language pathology ranked among the top 25 most meaningful jobs that pay well.

US News & World Report noted that the average salary for SLPs increased by 6.9% between 2010 and 2014. This publication rated the profession as the 19th best type of health care job to have.

While 53% of New Hampshire’s speech-language pathologists worked in schools in 2014, the health care industry employed one-third of the state’s professionals. Clinics that feature speech-language pathology are found throughout the state:

  • Bedford: Milestones Pediatric Therapy Center
  • Concord: KidSpeak Therapies, LLC
  • Hampton Falls: Clearly Speaking Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy
  • Hampton Falls: Miracle Farm Speech Therapy, LLC
  • Londonderry: Little Bites Feeding and Speech Therapy, LLC
  • Londonderry: Premier Speech Therapy, LLC
  • Nashua: SNH Speech Therapy & Learning Center, LLC
  • Salem: Irene E. Cohen, MS

Detailed Salary Analysis for Speech-Language Pathologists in New Hampshire

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a breakdown of the salaries for New Hampshire’s speech-language pathologists by percentile as of 2015:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Dover-Durham NH-ME
40
69290
Manchester NH
110
77160
Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division
90
71010
Portsmouth NH-ME
80
74040
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
70
64360
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
100
78010
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
50
69320
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area
40
70090

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