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As a speech-language pathologist you’re responsible for helping individuals triumph over speech disabilities and swallowing abnormalities. Teaching clients & patients to overcome communication disorders has a profound effect on their quality of life. It’s that desire to help others that drives compassionate people like you to become SLPs.

Often regarded as one of the most rewarding occupations in healthcare, Speech-Language Pathology careers offer flexibility and excellent salaries. Just about every state in the country is in need of speech therapists which is why travel SLP jobs pay so much better than their permanently placed counterparts. The average salary for Speech-Language Pathologists in the United States is about $74,000 per year. Travel SLPs have the potential to earn over $100,000/year. Most salary tracking sites keep track of hourly, weekly and yearly salaries. These are based on wage statistics from studies by associations such as ASHA, hiring data from sites like and reported salaries from employees on sites like Glassdoor. Most of the time when you see a Speech-Language Pathology job listed with weekly pay it’s a travel position. That’s one of the reasons why weekly pay is often listed so much higher (see salaries below). If earning more money and traveling to new and interesting places for free sounds like fun fill out an application and we’ll set you up with an amazing travel SLP job.

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How Much Do SLPs Make In IA?

$46.24 per hour

(23% above national average)

$2,082 per week

(31% above national average)

$77,993 per year

(5% above national average)

SLPs working in Iowa earn 5% higher yearly salaries on average than Speech Pathologists working in other states. Compare that to Speech-Language Pathologists we are paid an hourly or weekly rate and you’ll find a very different story. According to several sources (see citations) hourly and weekly pay range from 23% to 31% above average. There are several factors that play into this. First Schools and Hospitals are more likely to offer yearly salaries. Schools are often among the lowest paying SLP jobs which probably brings down the yearly salary numbers. Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Home Health and Outpatient settings are more likely to pay hourly. SNFs are often among the highest paying SLP jobs which is likely driving up the hourly numbers. The highest pay rate is among Speech Pathologists who are paid weekly. Weekly SLP jobs are almost always travel positions. While not always the case, travel SLP jobs typically pay better than permanently placed positions.

Find out how much more you could earn as a travel SLP.


SLP Settings in Iowa

As an SLP you have the freedom to choose from a variety of settings. Most Speech Pathology jobs in Iowa are in schools but there are other types of facilities such as acute care facilities and skilled nursing facilities which are also in need of SLPs. There’s typically far greater earning potential at SNFs and Acute Care Facilities. There are also opportunities to work in clinics and private practices as well. Many of the travel SLP jobs in Iowa are for smaller towns that have a hard time finding top talent. Due to the increased demand, there’s additional earning potential when it comes to taking a travel contract.

Iowa SLP Licensure Board Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology

321 East 12th Street Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: (515) 281-0254
Fax: (515) 281-3121


The Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology is responsible for evaluating the qualifications of SLP’s applying for licensure. Once your Iowa SLP license is granted you’re free to practice in the state as long as you follow the regulations established by the board. These rules have been put in place to ensure the integrity and competence of licensed speech-language pathologists. Making sure you’ve met all the licensure requirements and getting everything filled out can be frustrating, but we can help. When you take a travel position with us, we’ll even help by paying the fees. For more information about SLP Licensing in Iowa check out the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Living In Iowa

Despite popular belief Iowa is not all corn fields and hogs, although there are a lot of corn fields. The cities of Des Moines and Cedar Rapids are the cultural centers of the state and provide big city amenities with small town charm. No matter what you’re interested in, Iowa has options. From historic architecture to government buildings, aquariums & museums to parks & wildlife areas there’s a plethora of sightseeing opportunities.

If you find yourself in the eastern side of the state in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Dubuque, Waterloo or Davenport you’re only a few hours drive from the great lakes. The region is also home to several amazing state parks. Some of the most well known include Backbone State Park, Maquoketa Caves, Geode, Lake McBride, and Bellevue State Park. The museum of Art in Cedar Rapids is a wonder to behold as well. The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City as well. If you’re into college sports this is a great spot to visit.

Central Iowa is home to the most populous city in Iowa, Des Moines. Here you’ll find the arts & theater capital of the state. The Des Moines Symphony performs frequently here and you’d be remiss if you didn’t see the Des Moines Metro Opera while in the area. Iowa State University is located in Ames, IA just north of Des Moines and boasts a robust following of alumni and sports fans alike.

The western part of the state is home to Sioux City and some suburbs of Omaha Nebraska, primarily Council Bluffs. The majority of the western border of Iowa runs along the Missouri River. The northwest portion of the border not framed by the Missouri River runs along the Big Sioux River.

Travel Benefits

  1. 100% Paid Medical Coverage

  2. Lucrative Pay

  3. 401k with Company Matching

  4. Customized Travel Packages

  5. Company-Paid Life Insurance

  6. Large Support Staff

  1. State Licensure Reimbursement

  2. Significant Referral Bonus

  3. Personal Recruiter

  4. Exceptional Customer Service (24 hours/day)

  5. Clinical Director

  1. Corporate Furnished Housing or Generous Lodging Per Diem

  2. Travel Expense Allowance

  3. Meals and Incidentals Stipend

  4. Professional & General Liability Coverage

  5. Advanced Education CEU's

  1. Why Advanced Medical

    Joining the Advanced Medical team gives you the attention you deserve. We work closely with each candidate to find the right fit clinically, culturally and financially. We also offer:

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    • Clinical & licensure support
    • and much, much more!

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