Speech-Language Pathologists diagnose and treat children and adults for speech, language, and swallowing disorders in a variety of healthcare settings. Traveling SLP jobs are available nationwide in schools, clinics, home health, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals.
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The salary of a Speech-Language Pathologist can vary significantly depending on their experience as well as the location, facility, and assignment. The median salary for a speech-language pathologist was $83,240 in 2020 with most earning between $62,790 and $101,110 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level SLPs or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $50,370, while the highest 10% earned more than $122,790. Typically, travel SLP opportunities will provide higher hourly and weekly pay than permanent positions in the same location, though this varies widely traveling SLP jobs.
The District of Columbia pays the highest average salary to SLPs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics with an average annual wage of $101,920 and an hourly wage of $49. This is followed by Connecticut ($100,590 per year, $48.36 per hour), New Jersey ($100,330 per year, $48.23 per hour), New York ($98,010 per year, $47.12 per hour), and California ($95,570 per year, $45.95 per hour).
Traveling SLPs seeking the highest paying contract does not always mean that they should take assignments with the highest weekly pay. Factoring in the cost of living of each state can sometimes be a better indication of what a traveling SLP can expect to earn from a contract. When comparing adjusted SLP salaries, Virginia, Missouri, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Georgia make up the top five highest paying states.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) are responsible for assessing and treating individuals with speech, language, literacy, social communication, cognitive-communication, fluency, or swallowing disorders. This includes the use of speech and language therapy techniques to improve communication skills and swallowing abilities. Speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders can happen for several reasons, such as a stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, Parkinson's disease, or a cleft palate. Speech-language pathologists typically work with children or adult patients who have speech difficulties in some form or another, such as not speaking at all or having difficulty speaking.
To travel as a speech-language pathologist, you must have a degree from an accredited speech-language pathology program and pass the national licensure exam. Most states will also require a state license to practice. Travelers should make sure credentials are correct and they have clinical experience before applying for a traveling SLP job.
Creating a profile with Fusion Marketplace is one effortless way to store and share employment history, education & certification, licenses, references, and any other professional documents. Fusion Marketplace also offers multiple agencies specializing in allied health travel, and the recruiters are available to provide support at every stage of your travel career.
Travel SLP jobs are available across the country in a variety of healthcare settings. Travel speech-language pathologist jobs provide the opportunity to travel to various parts of the country, gain valuable career experience, and work with a wide variety of patients and settings. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), more than half – about 56% - of all SLPs are employed in schools, colleges, and universities, with the majority working in preschool and K-12 schools. Around 39% of SLPs work in health care settings including hospitals, residential care, and non-residential care facilities with the remaining Speech-Language Pathologists working in corporate, public, or military positions.
Traveling as an allied health professional provides several personal and career benefits. Travel SLP Jobs provide competitive pay packages, as they are needed across the country. With speech-language pathologist jobs expected to grow by 29% by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, SLP jobs will be in demand for years to come in any setting. This demand allows travel SLPs to explore the country and experience any health setting including home health, long-term care, to acute care. Allied healthcare staffing agencies also may also provide insurance benefits, travel reimbursement, housing stipends, reimbursement for licenses, and other benefits depending on the contract.