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Speech-Language Pathologists in Iowa

Want to work in Iowa as a Speech-Language Pathologist? Read this first!

16.8% Jobs Projection
$75,020 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Speech-Language Pathologists Work in Iowa?

In Iowa, there were 1,250 people working as Speech-Language Pathologists in the year 2018.

There were 1,250 Speech-Language Pathologists employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.


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


Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Speech-Language Pathologists in this state are growing at a rate of 16.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.8%.


Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 80 annual job openings, and 1,320 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 Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Speech-Language Pathologists ranged from $51,110 to $105,610 with $75,020 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.57 to $50.78. The median hourly rate was $36.07.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $34.29 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.78.

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


Top Iowa 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
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 550 $69,320
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 350 $85,240
Cedar Rapids, IA 140 $72,090
Iowa City, IA 80 $70,920
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 70 $73,970
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 60 $74,620
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 40 $49,980

Top States for Speech-Language Pathologists Employment

View the list below to see 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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