Speech-Language Pathologists in California
Considering a career as a Speech-Language Pathologist in California?
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.
The typical state has 1,840 Speech-Language Pathologists working in it, which means California has more Speech-Language Pathologists than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||570||$95,980|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||290||$87,450|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||100||$94,400|
|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|
Below are the states where Speech-Language Pathologists get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$94,330|
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- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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