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Considering a career as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Alabama?

19.4% Jobs Projection
$62,650 Median Salary
120 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Speech-Language Pathologists in Alabama are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Speech-Language Pathologists in Alabama is growing faster than average.

  • Speech-Language Pathologists in Alabama earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Speech-Language Pathologists Work in Alabama?

There were approximately 1,640 workers employed as Speech-Language Pathologists in this state in 2018.

There were 1,580 Speech-Language Pathologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,840 Speech-Language Pathologists working in it, which means Alabama has fewer Speech-Language Pathologists than average.


Job Projections for Alabama

Jobs for Speech-Language Pathologists in this state are growing at a rate of 19.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.8%.


Alabama Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 120 annual job openings, and a total of 1,970 jobs for Alabama Speech-Language Pathologists in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 10,400 annual jobs and 171,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Speech-Language Pathologists Make in Alabama?

In 2018 wages for Speech-Language Pathologists ranged from $46,190 to $105,270 with $62,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.21 to $50.61. The median hourly rate was $30.12.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $31.43 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $1.31.

The median salary in Alabama is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Alabama Metros for Speech-Language Pathologists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Speech-Language Pathologists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 520 $63,180
Huntsville, AL 180 $59,340
Montgomery, AL 140 $61,890
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 110 $57,160
Mobile, AL 100 $63,460
Gadsden, AL 90 $71,840
Columbus, GA-AL 70 $79,320
Tuscaloosa, AL 60 $66,660
Dothan, AL 50 $69,580
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 30 $59,100

Top States for Speech-Language Pathologists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Speech-Language Pathologists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 14,330 $71,940
California 13,220 $92,750
New York 12,750 $82,170
Florida 7,380 $76,820
Illinois 6,820 $74,930
New Jersey 6,340 $87,500
Ohio 5,470 $74,390
Pennsylvania 5,450 $74,660
North Carolina 4,430 $73,250
Massachusetts 4,060 $85,870
Michigan 3,950 $74,460
Colorado 3,540 $87,080
Missouri 3,400 $77,670
Georgia 3,300 $75,900
Washington 3,250 $73,250
Minnesota 3,190 $73,880
Virginia 3,160 $86,180
Tennessee 2,990 $79,790
Maryland 2,900 $86,610
Indiana 2,480 $74,240

Below are the states where Speech-Language Pathologists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $94,330
California $92,750
Connecticut $91,530
New Jersey $87,500
Colorado $87,080
Maryland $86,610
Virginia $86,180
Massachusetts $85,870
Alaska $85,200
Oregon $84,790

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