Find A High Paying Speech-Language Pathology Job In Colorado With Advanced Travel Therapy.
Let’s not sugar coat it, SLP’s have a difficult job. Every day you go to work and help people improve their quality of life. Whether you’re helping students with speech disabilities or you’re helping a patient recover from surgery, your job is helping those in need. Speech-Language Pathology is often ranked one of the best healthcare careers in the US. SLPs like you provide much needed assistance when it’s needed most. So it makes sense that you’re also compensated well for your services. While school settings provide most of the nations Speech Therapy jobs, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), hospitals and other acute care facilities often provide the highest salaries. The national average salary for Speech-Language Pathologists is about $74,000/year. According to Indeed.com the average salary in Colorado is lower than the national average. It’s important to keep in mind that this is based on hiring data and often reflects salaries for permanent positions. When we look at weekly pay for SLPs working in Colorado the story changes quite a bit. At about $2,005 per week that adds up to over $100,000 per year. Positions that list their pay as weekly are usually contract/travel positions like the ones offered at Advanced Travel Therapy. Even if you already live and work in Colorado you’re eligible for a travel SLP job with Advanced. If you’re interested in a travel SLP career in Colorado, apply with us today.
More About SLP Jobs in CO
How Much Do SLPs Make In CO?
$38.33 per hour
(8% Below national average)
$2,005 per week
(28% Above national average)
$68,636 per year
(13% Below national average)
Yearly salaries for Speech-Language Pathologists are about 13% lower than average in Colorado. However, if you’re being paid weekly, as most travel SLPs are, you’re likely going to make 28% more than your permanently placed counterpart. The pay statistics above are based on hundreds of data points gathered directly from employees, employers and job postings on Indeed.com. They paint a similar picture to most states. While hourly and yearly salary data trickles slightly above or below average, SLPs that are paid weekly enjoy a much higher pay rate. These numbers fluctuate greatly during the school hiring season. Most hiring is done for schools during the summer which can cause discrepancies. If you’re interested in increasing your earning potential as a travel SLP in Colorado, apply now.
- U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Indeed.com Salary Search
- ASHA 2015 Healthcare Survey
- US News & World Report
SLP Settings in Colorado
SLPs have a lot of different options when it comes to settings. Most Speech Pathologists are employed in educational settings. The second largest employer of SLPs in Colorado is acute care facilities like emergency departments at hospitals, urgent care centers, ambulatory surgery centers or other short-term stay facilities. The smallest segment of employers for Speech Therapists are skilled nursing facilities. While SNFs employ the fewest SLPs, they are among the highest paying positions in the profession.
According to ASHA, over half of all SLPs (about 56%) are employed in educational settings. About 95% of SLPs employed in educational settings are in schools. The other 5% are employed by colleges and universities. Most school positions are in Early Intervention, Preschool and K-12 schools. In Colorado there are specific requirements for Speech-Language Pathologists that may be different from the state you’re currently working in. SLPs working in schools will most often be working with children providing speech therapy for a number of speech and developmental disorders.
Skilled Nursing Facilities
While only about 9% of Speech-Language Pathologists work in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), it is one of the highest paying settings. While working at a SNF, Speech-Language Pathologists provide speech therapy services for clients with hearing and language deficits. You will also be required to assist with patients suffering from swallowing disorders caused by a number of things including surgery. Much of the daily duties will consist of conducting screenings at regular intervals, evaluating patients, generating treatment plans, and interpreting evaluation findings and communicating them to the patient, their family and other team members.
Acute Care Facilities
38% of Speech Pathologists are employed in acute care settings such as emergency departments, urgent care centers, ambulatory surgery centers or other short-term stay facilities. This is based on the same ASHA study referenced above. Salaries for SLPs working in Colorado are often highest in acute care settings.
Colorado SLP Licensure Board Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350 Denver, CO 80202
Taking on a new job is difficult. We get it. That’s why we take extra steps to make sure your travel SLP experience goes as smoothly as possible. One of the most common issues with travel therapy is getting licensed in the state you’re moving to. We work hard to make sure that’s not a problem. Our recruiters will assist in acquiring and renewing your Colorado SLP license. We’ll even help by compensating you for costs associated with licensing.
Living In Colorado
Colorado is most well known for its diverse geography including the Rockies. The borders of the state were originally created based on longitude and latitude lines making the state an almost perfect rectangle. It’s one of only three states defined solely by lines of longitude and latitude. The majority of people live in the north central region of the state along Interstate 25. The major cities in this region are Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. Other cities in the central and south central region are also quite populated including Colorado Springs and Pueblo. The rest of the state is fairly sparse except for a few pockets along Interstate 70 such as Grand Junction.
Most of the open Travel SLP positions are located in and around the Denver area. If you’re planning on taking on one of these career opportunities we recommend taking in some sightseeing while you’re there. There are a number of state and national parks that boast some of the most spectacular views on earth. The Rocky Mountain National Park has several on its own and is only about an hour drive from Boulder. Garden of the Gods, which features amazing views and trails, is only fifteen minutes outside of Colorado Springs. About 35% of Colorado’s 104,094 square miles is federally owned land. Most of that land is in the form of pristine national parks. So when you’re traveling in the Centennial State make sure you visit some of that untouched wilderness. If you’re a ski & snowboard enthusiast Colorado also has some of the best slopes in the country. Everybody knows about Aspen and Vail but there are a number of lesser known ski destinations such as Telluride, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Copper Mountain ski resorts.
If you’re more of a sports fan than the outdoors type, Colorado has a lot of great teams to follow. From the major league Colorado Rockies to the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos the state boasts athletics at the highest level. College sports are also increasing in popularity with the recent addition of Colorado University to the Pac 12 college football conference.
If you’re not yet a Speech-Language Pathologist but are interested in becoming one there are a couple really good schools with SLP programs in Colorado. As you get closer to graduating make sure you check our blog where you’ll find a lot of good information for new grads.
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Large Support Staff
State Licensure Reimbursement
Significant Referral Bonus
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Corporate Furnished Housing or Generous Lodging Per Diem
Travel Expense Allowance
Meals and Incidentals Stipend
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Why Advanced Medical
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- and much, much more!
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Advanced found me the perfect travel job in an outpatient setting. It was such a great match that I ended up staying on as a full time employee. If I decide to ever travel again, I will not hesitate to call Advanced.Mary T.
After traveling with several different travel companies I found Advanced. I have now completed 3 great assignments and will never leave this company. Finally a company that actually delivers on what they say.Linda W.
We Just moved into my apartment provided by Advanced and we are loving it! My wife and I are both therapists and the apartment is amazing, it has its own movie theater, fitness center and many other amenities.Michael F.
I was referred to Advanced by another traveler in my building that worked for them. She kept telling me that they really do customize packages and pay top rates so I called them and that is exactly what they did.Nancy P.