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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 28020$39.33/hr$28.39/hr$36.09/hr$39.68/hr$44.07/hr$48.77/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health Services3,240$41.39/hr
Public Administration60$53.16/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 30$39.19/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$41.50/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 70$39.47/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 90$33.79/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 120$41.64/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 120$40.45/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 130$38.35/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 140$40.57/hr16.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 140$39.70/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 170$39.00/hr22.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 190$33.26/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 190$39.53/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 230$39.80/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 280$39.68/hr20.3%
Southeast Minnesota 290$39.53/hr19.6%
Central Minnesota 390$42.25/hr25.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,010$43.08/hr28.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,280$43.08/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,300$41.50/hr26.1%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,280$33.22/hr10.6%
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 23,910$65,016.28/yr6.4%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 3,210$32.64/hr7.6%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 1,530$73,443.36/yr8.2%
School Psychologists 840$40.90/hrN/A
Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other 620$53.51/hrN/A
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 2,020$67,220.92/yr6.8%


  • 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.