The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a highly detailed analysis of the wages for speech-language pathologists in the major cities of Pennsylvania as of 2015:
Rapid Job Growth for Speech-Language Pathologist in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry estimates the number of jobs for SLPs will increase by 17.9% between 2014 and 2024. This rate of growth is more than 3-fold greater than that the average increase in the number of jobs in Pennsylvania. This level of growth should result in 215 jobs becoming available each year on average during the time frame of these projections.
- 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.
One of the many sources of employment for speech-language pathologists is private clinics that feature the services of these professionals. Such clinics are found throughout Pennsylvania:
- Bala Cynwyd: Kutest Kids Early Intervention
- Beaver Falls: Talktime Speech Therapy
- Carlisle: Draavery Physical Therapy Institute: Nichole J Reynolds
- Cranberry Township: Talktime Speech Therapy
- East stroudsburg: Speech & Hearing Clinic
- Philadelphia: Jill Fedlbaum, SLP
- Pittsburgh: Bethany Anke, SLP
- Pittsburgh: Crossroads Speech & Hearing
- Pittsburgh: Nathan Speech Services
- West Chester: EBS Healthcare
Speech-Language Pathology Salaries in Pennsylvania and Its Most Populated Counties
Experienced SLPs in Pennsylvania earned an average salary of $88,950 ($42.76 hourly) as of 2015 according to the state’s Department of Labor and Industry. On average, the state’s speech-language pathologists earned $76,700 ($36,87 hourly).
The salaries for SLPs in the 10 most populated counties of Pennsylvania are shown below. Speech-language pathologists in Delaware County earned exceptionally high salaries:
- Annual: $74,740 – $86,680
- Hourly: $35.93 – $41.67
- Annual: $70,270 – $78,750
- Hourly: $33.79 – $37.86
- Annual: $81,050 – $93,410
- Hourly: $38.97 – $44.91
- Annual: $94,570 – $109,880
- Hourly: $45.47 – $52.83
- Annual: $70,900 – $79,180
- Hourly: $34.09 – $38.07
- Annual: $73,500 – $82,880
- Hourly: $35.34 – $39.85
- Annual: $85,020 -$99,110
- Hourly: $40.87 – $47.65
- Annual: $80,100 – $92,570
- Hourly: $38.51 – $44.50
- Annual: $78,380 – $86,560
- Hourly: $37.68 – $41.61
- Annual: $82,660 – $93,990
- Hourly: $39.74 – $45.19