Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists



Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 35041$32.76/hr$23.05/hr$26.82/hr$31.10/hr$38.33/hr$45.53/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services3,120$35.95/hr
Public Administration60$46.05/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 60$40.18/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 60$33.77/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$29.53/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 70$28.83/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90$34.99/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 110$36.11/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 120$35.89/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 120$31.88/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 120$35.65/hr11.7%
Southwest Balance of State 140$28.52/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 150$33.17/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 190$30.29/hr1.0%
Northwest Balance of State 200$31.82/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 220$33.89/hr7.1%
Northwest Minnesota 350$31.10/hr4.5%
Central Minnesota 420$34.94/hr16.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,950$37.67/hr12.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,250$37.14/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,190$36.14/hr10.9%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 3,220$41.40/hr11.9%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,150$26.60/hr9.6%
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 22,940$62,904.49/yr4.6%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,830$25.38/hr15.4%
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 1,690$65,884.49/yr4.5%


  • Monitor patients' progress and adjust treatments accordingly.
  • Complete administrative responsibilities, such as coordinating paperwork, scheduling case management activities, or writing lesson plans.
  • Participate in and write reports for meetings regarding patients' progress, such as individualized educational planning (IEP) meetings, in-service meetings, or intervention assistance team meetings.
  • Supervise or collaborate with therapy team.
  • Communicate with non-speaking students, using sign language or computer technology.
  • Write reports and maintain proper documentation of information, such as client Medicaid or billing records or caseload activities, including the initial evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge of clients.
  • Evaluate hearing or speech and language test results, barium swallow results, or medical or background information to diagnose and plan treatment for speech, language, fluency, voice, or swallowing disorders.
  • Write reports and maintain proper documentation of information, such as client Medicaid or billing records or caseload activities, including the initial evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge of clients.
  • Use computer applications to identify or assist with communication disabilities.
  • Complete administrative responsibilities, such as coordinating paperwork, scheduling case management activities, or writing lesson plans.