Speech-Language Pathologists

8.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $38.01 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 8% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Speech-Language Pathologists' job openings is expected to rise 21.3% by 2031
'Speech-Language Pathologists' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Speech-Language Pathologists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Speech-Language Pathologists' was $79,060, or $38.01 hourly
'Speech-Language Pathologists' are paid 72.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as speech-language pathologists?

As of 2021 there were 147,470 people employed as Speech-Language Pathologists within the United States.
This represents around 0.10% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 955 people are employed as Speech-Language Pathologists.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 29-1127.00


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I spent a significant time as a child around Speech Pathologists. Robots cannot compare in terms of high levels of emotional IQ, trying out things in new ways/on the spot thinking, and working with kids.
Oct 25, 2020 at 05:48 PM

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