Speech-Language Pathology Salary in Wisconsin

Speech-language pathologists in Wisconsin who were counted among the top 10% earned an average salary of $90,853 ($43.68 hourly) as of 2015 according to the state’s Department of Workforce Development. The median salary among SLPs in the state was $64,852 ($31.18 hourly) that year.

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Comparable salaries for speech-language pathologists in the 10 most populated counties of the state are shown below (range from median to 90th percentile).

Brown County:

  • Annual: $56,925 – $79,116
  • Hourly: $27.37 – $38.04

Dane County:

  • Annual: $64,829 – $80,915
  • Hourly: $31.17 – $43.71

Kenosha County:

  • Annual: $72,449 – $93,603
  • Hourly: $34.83 – $45.00

Marathon County:

  • Annual: $73,002 – $94,426
  • Hourly: $35.10 – $45.40

Milwaukee County:

  • Annual: $72,932 – $92,122
  • Hourly: $35.06 – $44.29

Outagamie County:

  • Annual: $59,776 – $77,521
  • Hourly: $28.74 – $37.27

Racine County:

  • Annual: $57,814 – $76,285
  • Hourly: $27.80 – $36.68

Rock County:

  • Annual: $69,547 – $94,338
  • Hourly: $33.44 – $45.35

Waukesha County:

  • Annual: $67,863 – $84,227
  • Hourly: $32.63 – $40.52

Nearly 7,000 Organizations in Wisconsin Employ Speech-Language Pathologists

The US Department of Labor partnered with Infogroup® to provide employment information for Wisconsin’s speech-language pathologists and identified 6,890 organizations that employ these professionals. The major types of employers are shown below:

Schools:

  • Individual schools – 3,317
  • Religious schools – 399
  • School Districts – 128
  • Schools with special academic education – 21

Healthcare Organizations:

  • Physical therapists – 1,197
  • Home health services – 719
  • Hospitals – 293
  • Nursing and convalescent homes – 190
  • Speech pathologists – 110
  • Hospices – 82
  • Audiologists – 67
  • Convalescent homes – 65
  • Medical centers – 52
  • Occupational therapists – 37
  • Adult care facilities – 32

Largest Speech Pathology Practices

Shown below are the dedicated clinics and independent SLP practices in the state that employ at least five people. Some of these employers may serve functions other than practicing as SLPs, and there is no guarantee that these practices are currently hiring:

  • Eau Claire: Center for Communication
  • Kenosha: Birth To 3 Early Intervention
  • Menomonee Falls: Speech Therapy at Community Memorial
  • Mequon: Ozaukee Therapy Services, LLC
  • Milwaukee: Curative Care Network
  • Milwaukee: Marquette University
  • River Falls: UW-River Falls Speech & Hearing
  • Stevens Point: Center for Communicative
  • Stevens Point: University of Wisconsin—Center for Communication
  • Waukesha: Kidzspeech, LLC

Speech-Language Pathology Salaries in Wisconsin and Its Most Populated Counties

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a full analysis of annual salaries and hourly wages for speech-language pathologists in the major cities and rural areas of Wisconsin as of 2015:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Appleton WI
80
61390
Eau Claire WI
90
62110
Fond du Lac WI
30
81730
Green Bay WI
100
56880
Janesville-Beloit WI
60
68490
La Crosse-Onalaska WI-MN
120
50530
Madison WI
300
65200
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis WI
650
69980
Oshkosh-Neenah WI
Estimate not released
56890
Racine WI
Estimate not released
58060
Sheboygan WI
70
73480
Wausau WI
40
72040
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
30
74190
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
170
69920
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
110
66090
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
70
57670

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