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Speech Therapy Salary – Here’s what I really made my first 5 years as an SLP…

  1. Megan Ahlman says:

    This is what we need- total transparency! I too am inspired by the FI/RE movement. Thank you for sharing your money info from your corner of the world.

  2. Barbara Stillwell says:

    I am fortunate to work in a school district where the previous union president was an SLP. During her tenure she got us on a separate pay scale with the Psychs. I have 32 years in the public schools and make 130,000 a year. We also get paid a per diem to work past our hours for IEP meetings up to 42 hours yearly. In addition, for ever 2 students past the 55 cap we have for a full month we receive $150 dollars monthly. I am in Hollister California

    • Shannon says:

      Thanks for chiming in! That’s amazing that your union president was able to advocate for you and get extra pay for extra meetings and over the cap! Sounds like a great system that more of us should push for!

  3. Lauren says:

    Thank you for posting this. Transparency is so necessary in this field. We are constantly lowballed and our expertise taken for granted.
    In grad school, we were told that jobs started around 70k and not to accept any job below 60k. Yeah….I was hired in a local district for 39k and after 4 years of full time work and a caseload of 60+, was only up to 43k. It was terrible. Luckily, I have accepted a new position for the fall making 15k more than I was previously.

  4. Sherry says:

    I live in the Central Valley of California. My school district starts SLPs (CFY Year) at $85,000 and tops at year 12 at 104,000, but it is an endless salary cap due to longevity. After 20 years, one can expect a salary in the range of $110,000.

  5. Megan says:

    I work in a therapeutic day school for kids and adults with autism (up to age 21) and make $61,125 with yearly bonus opportunities and pay adjustments. Our benefits are decent, not the best now that we recently changed providing companies. This is my second year, first year with my CCC’s. I am in Chicago suburbs.

  6. Angela Matthiessen says:

    Could we ask what you are making now?
    From which sources?

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