Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Speech-Language Pathologists in California

Find Schools Near

Speech-Language Pathologists in California

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

16.4% Jobs Projection
$92,750 Median Salary
850 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Speech-Language Pathologists Work in California?

13,220 people worked as Speech-Language Pathologists in 2018 in this state.

There were 11,550 Speech-Language Pathologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,670 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Speech-Language Pathologists in CA Employment Trend

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

Speech-Language Pathologists in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Speech-Language Pathologists in this state are growing at a rate of 16.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.8%.

Job Projections for Speech-Language Pathologists: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 850 annual job openings, and 14,200 total jobs in 2026 for Speech-Language Pathologists in this state.

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

What do Speech-Language Pathologists Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Speech-Language Pathologists ranged from $63,070 to $126,990 with $92,750 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.32 to $61.05. The median hourly rate was $44.59.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $44.62 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.03.

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

Speech-Language Pathologists Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California 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
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,580 $89,300
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,720 $106,550
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,140 $94,880
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 970 $85,710
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 720 $95,960
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 570 $95,980
Stockton-Lodi, CA 300 $87,970
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 290 $87,450
Fresno, CA 200 $97,790
Modesto, CA 170 $97,660
Bakersfield, CA 170 $97,280
Redding, CA 130 $87,840
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 100 $105,740
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 100 $94,400
Merced, CA 100 $77,760
Visalia-Porterville, CA 90 $73,350
Chico, CA 90 $105,290
Santa Rosa, CA 80 $82,420
Yuba City, CA 40 $84,510
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 $107,880

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

Discover similar careers:

Occupation CA Employment Total
Physical Therapists 20,630
Respiratory Therapists 17,260
Occupational Therapists 9,580
Recreational Therapists 1,630
Radiation Therapists 1,060
Exercise Physiologists 480

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.