Speech-Language Pathology Salary in Pennsylvania

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:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton PA-NJ
450
91960
Altoona PA
90
77050
Bloomsburg-Berwick PA
50
81910
Chambersburg-Waynesboro PA
40
80870
East Stroudsburg PA
30
81050
Erie PA
120
75220
Harrisburg-Carlisle PA
270
70870
Johnstown PA
60
58250
Lancaster PA
140
73500
Lebanon PA
40
82100
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County PA Metropolitan Division
860
79690
Philadelphia PA Metropolitan Division
500
84830
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA-NJ-DE-MD
2560
78950
Pittsburgh PA
1190
72840
Reading PA
190
70270
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton PA
250
68690
Williamsport PA
50
67270
York-Hanover PA
180
82660
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
220
70130
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
220
67890
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
180
65610

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.

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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:

Allegheny County:

  • Annual: $74,740 – $86,680
  • Hourly: $35.93 – $41.67

Berk County:

  • Annual: $70,270 – $78,750
  • Hourly: $33.79 – $37.86

Bucks County:

  • Annual: $81,050 – $93,410
  • Hourly: $38.97 – $44.91

Delaware County:

  • Annual: $94,570 – $109,880
  • Hourly: $45.47 – $52.83

Chester County:

  • Annual: $70,900 – $79,180
  • Hourly: $34.09 – $38.07

Lancaster County:

  • Annual: $73,500 – $82,880
  • Hourly: $35.34 – $39.85

Montgomery County:

  • Annual: $85,020 -$99,110
  • Hourly: $40.87 – $47.65

Philadelphia County:

  • Annual: $80,100 – $92,570
  • Hourly: $38.51 – $44.50

Westmoreland:

  • Annual: $78,380 – $86,560
  • Hourly: $37.68 – $41.61

York County:

  • Annual: $82,660 – $93,990
  • Hourly: $39.74 – $45.19

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