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Speech language pathologists, also called SLPs, are therapists that evaluate, diagnose, and treat an array of speech, language, and cognitive communication issues, including swallowing disorders that can occur in both adults and children. As experts in communication, SLPs work with all types of patients, from adult stroke victims to children with developmental delays in a variety of health care, education, and research settings.

According to the Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, there’s a shortage of speech language pathologists, especially in schools, due to the aging population, growing rate of autism which often presents speech disorders, and limited openings in graduate programs.

Most speech language pathologists work in health care or educational settings with a majority working at schools. They also work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers and long-term residential health care facilities. Some may work in a private practice or work in the government sector.

Speech Language Pathologists at a glance

Scope of practice:

  • Evaluate, diagnose, and treat speech, language, cognitive communication, social (pragmatic) communication, literacy, and swallowing disorders in children and adults

  • Help aphasia patients find ways to communicate

  • Evaluate swallowing ability and prescribe appropriate diets

  • Train and education family members, caregivers, and other professionals

  • Collaborate with other care team members

  • Develop new treatment methods by conducting research

Travel Speech Language Pathologists are a top recruited specialty on NurseFly with hundreds of SLP jobs available nationwide.

Speech Language Pathologist salary

The median annual wage for speech language pathologists in May 2019 was $79,120 (BLS), which works out to about $1,522 weekly and $38 hourly based on a 40-hour work week. In comparison, NurseFly data shows that travel SLPs earned an average gross salary of $1,655 during this same year. Higher salaries may be earned based on education, experience, geographic location, and work setting. 

Travel SLPs can expect to earn more than those in equivalent staff positions with assignment pay, including taxed and untaxed income. Housing allowances and per diems for meals or incidentals are common, but only travel allied health professionals who claim a permanent tax-home may receive extra compensations.

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Cross Country Allied
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Salinas, California
Cross Country Allied
a month ago
1 year of experience, BLS and national and state certification and/or as requiredCross Country Allied is one of the largest and most recognized healthcare staffing companies. We ha ...
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$2,535/week
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The Stepping Stones Group
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Santa Rosa, California
The Stepping Stones Group
13 days ago
SLP Clinical Fellows - Interview now with The Stepping Stones Group! Available CF eligible positions for the remaining 20-21 school year and the upcoming 21-22 school year in Santa ...
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$2,520/week
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The Stepping Stones Group
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Santa Rosa, California
The Stepping Stones Group
13 days ago
Speech Language Pathologist and CF Positions Available Now!  - Santa Rosa, CA The Stepping Stones Group is currently interviewing Speech Language Pathologists and Clinical Fellows ...
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$2,520/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Clearlake, California
Ardor Health Solutions
a month ago
Location: CLEARLAKE, CA Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Ardor Health is looking for a Speech Language Pathologist for a contract assisngment at an excellent Skil ...
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$2,520/week
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Jackson Therapy Partners
Speech Language Pathologist
Tolland, Connecticut
Jackson Therapy Partners
7 days ago
We’re hiring experienced speech language pathologists for school, hospital, outpatient and skilled nursing facilities with immediate openings. Minimum Qualifications: 1 year of e ...
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$2,430/week
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ProTherapy Staffing
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Lawrenceville, Virginia
ProTherapy Staffing
4 hours ago
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$2,160/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Greenville, South Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Greenville, SC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Home Health - HH to join our travel team in Greenville, SC! This is a full time travel contract position ...
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$2,100/week
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ProTherapy Staffing
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
San Leandro, California
ProTherapy Staffing
4 hours ago
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$2,100/week
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ProTherapy Staffing
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Phoenix, Arizona
ProTherapy Staffing
4 hours ago
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$2,100/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
San Leandro, California
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: SAN LEANDRO, CA Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Home Health - HH to join our travel team in SAN LEANDRO, CA! This is a full time travel contract positi ...
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$1,960/week
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ProTherapy Staffing
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
George, Iowa
ProTherapy Staffing
4 hours ago
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$1,950/week
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ProTherapy Staffing
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Norwood, Massachusetts
ProTherapy Staffing
4 hours ago
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$1,950/week
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ProTherapy Staffing
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Chatfield, Minnesota
ProTherapy Staffing
4 hours ago
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$1,950/week
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ProTherapy Staffing
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
West Newton, Massachusetts
ProTherapy Staffing
4 hours ago
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ProTherapy Staffing
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Auburn, Washington
ProTherapy Staffing
4 hours ago
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ProTherapy Staffing
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Starke, Florida
ProTherapy Staffing
4 hours ago
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ProTherapy Staffing
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Port Saint Joe, Florida
ProTherapy Staffing
4 hours ago
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$1,770/week
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ProTherapy Staffing
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Freehold, New Jersey
ProTherapy Staffing
4 hours ago
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Freehold, New Jersey
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Freehold, NJ Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Home Health - HH to join our travel team in Freehold, NJ! This is a full time travel contract position. R ...
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$1,487/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Speech Language Pathologist
Port St Joe, Florida
Ardor Health Solutions
4 hours ago
Location: Port St Joe, FL Setting: SNF UNIT Employment Type: Traveler Home Health - HH to join our travel team in Port St Joe, FL! This is a full time travel contract positi ...
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What are the best agencies for SLP jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most SLP jobs are Med Travelers (691), Club Staffing (687), and ProTherapy Staffing (207).

How Much Do SLP Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Monday, April 12th 2021, the average weekly pay for SLP jobs is $1,749, but can pay up to $2,535 per week. In 2021, Speech Language Pathologists jobs on Nursefly paid a gross average weekly pay of $1,647 per week working an average of 36 hours per week. This includes non-taxable compensation like living stipends, meal stipends, and housing which add up to an average value of $934 per week.

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Where do SLPs work?

SLPs work in numerous health care, education, and research settings ranging from private practices to public programs. More than half of speech language pathologists work in education with the majority in preschool and K-12 settings and a smaller percentage working in colleges or universities where most research is funded.

Many SLPs also work in residential and nonresidential health care settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, physicians’ offices, and long-term residential health care facilities. Because speech and language issues often present alongside other medical disorders, SLPs can expect to work in collaboration with many different care providers.

How to become a Speech Language Pathologist specialist?

At a minimum, speech language pathologists must earn a master’s degree in the field after earning a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences or a related field with required prerequisites to enter graduate school. They must also complete a postgraduate fellowship and most states require licensing. It’s advised to obtain a Certificate of Clinical Competence in the field of Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).

What does a Speech Language Pathologist do?

Speech language pathologists help patients of all ages learn to communicate more effectively. Patients may present with physical impairments that obstruct their ability to make verbal sounds or they may struggle with more cognitive issues that impair their ability to interpret language and express themselves socially. SLPs diagnose and treat many different communication and swallowing disorders, often requiring individualized plans and lengthy rehabilitation.

Common roles and responsibilities of a speech language pathologist include:

  • Creating and implementing individualized treatment plans that address specific communication needs

  • Training, educating, and collaborating with family members, caregivers, and other care team members

  • Helping patients with expressive and language comprehension disorders like autism improve their verbal and nonverbal communication skills

  • Providing training to patients with fluency disorders, such as stuttering, to make speech clearer and more comfortable

  • Working with patients with dysphagia or swallowing disorders, to develop and strengthen muscles used to swallow

  • Helping patients with aphasia and other cognitive disorders to augment communication and improve memory, attention, and problem solving

  • Providing aural rehabilitation to hard of hearing or deaf patients

  • Helping patients improve their literacy skills, including reading, writing, and spelling

  • Engaging in research and supervising rehabilitation programs in clinical, school, and developmental settings.

What skills make a good Speech Language Pathologist?

SLPs must have comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of language and communication as well as proven therapeutic methods for rehabilitation. In addition to this expertise, many of the most desirable skills are soft skills.  Speech language pathologists need to advocate for patients who often struggle to advocate for themselves. Useful soft skills include:

  • Active listening

  • Creativity to provide innovative exercises to meet individual needs

  • Enthusiasm to motivate patients during challenging treatments and recoveries

  • Genuine compassion and empathy

  • Maturity and professionalism in all situations

  • Patience and persistence to effectively treat, rehabilitate and improve each patient’s quality of life

SLPs must also have a high degree of critical thinking, organizational, and time management skills. To effectively serve all patients, they must be adaptable, proactive, and willing to consult and collaborate with family members, caregivers, teachers, and other health care professionals. SLPs should also continually seek new learning opportunities to keep their knowledge and skills current.

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Fusion Medical Staffing
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