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Considering a career as a Speech-Language Pathologist in New Jersey?

9.9% Jobs Projection
$87,500 Median Salary
390 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Speech-Language Pathologists Work in New Jersey?

6,340 people worked as Speech-Language Pathologists in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,860 Speech-Language Pathologists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 480 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Speech-Language Pathologists in this state are growing at a rate of 9.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 17.8%.


New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 390 annual job openings, and a total of 7,020 jobs for New Jersey 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Speech-Language Pathologists ranged from $56,880 to $156,460 with $87,500 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.35 to $75.22. The median hourly rate was $42.07.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $39.43 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.64.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,560 $91,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,880 $77,860
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 560 $81,300
Trenton, NJ 250 $79,270
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 140 $83,670
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 80 $82,550
Ocean City, NJ 30 $78,560

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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