See for yourself why so many travel speech therapists love Ohio

The Buckeye State isn't as well known for it's geographic and cultural diversity as it should be. From the shores of Lake Erie to the Appalachian Plateaus or the Ohio River to the Central Lowland, Ohio's geography is underrated. All along the shores of Lake Erie there are countless recreational activities. Some of the best aren't even in the Cleveland or Toledo areas, but Sandusky. There are countless adventures that you don't know about and you wont truly understand them until you visit. Come see why the state is celebrated as such a great destination for travel SLP positions.

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How Much Do SLPs Make in Ohio?

Speech-Language Pathologists have great earning potential in Ohio. Every major market in Ohio has below average cost of living. The less populated areas have even lower cost of living. Average salaries for SLPs in Ohio are on par with the national average. Several sources show slightly different statistics. However, this is for good reason. Sites like Indeed track hiring data which can skew toward entry level salary ranges. Other sources of salary data come from surveys and the bureau of labor statistics. These numbers tend to be more accurate for industry averages. The number one factor that affects salaries is experience. Entry level SLPs working in Ohio could earn anywhere from $45,000/yr to $55,000/yr while senior level SLPs could earn from $90,000/yr to $115,000/yr. These ranges are based on several sources averages rather than relying on only one source of information. Travel school SLPs tend to earn less than other settings. This is because you don't get to work several months out of the year. That either allows you to take a summer travel assignment to earn even more than your counterparts or take the summer off to enjoy yourself. The choice is yours and either option has its benefits.

Average Base Salary for Speech-Language Pathologists in Ohio


Average Annual Base Salary


Average Hourly Rate


Number of Speech-Language Pathologists in Ohio

Salary Range for Speech-Language Pathologists in Ohio


Entry Level Salary


Senior Level Salary

Scale starts at $40,000
Starting Salary $45,770
Median Salary $76,760
High Salary $114,560
Scale ends at $120,000

Data from 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Cost of Living

Cost of living is an important factor when looking at earning potential for travel SLP assignments in Ohio. Nearly every city in Ohio benefits from less than average cost of living. Combine this with an average salary for SLPs that's on par with the national average and you have a greater earning potential. Even areas such as Columbus and Cincinnati have 6%-9% below average cost of living. Cleveland, Toledo and Akron are all over 10% below national average cost of living. That makes for a huge opportunity for travel SLPs working in Ohio.

What is the cost of living for Speech-Language Pathologists in Ohio?

Cost of living in different cities.

  1. Columbus, OH -6.2% ⇩ 
    Columbus, OH -6.2% ⇩ 
  2. Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN -8.5% ⇩ 
    Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN -8.5% ⇩ 
  3. Dayton, OH -9% ⇩ 
    Dayton, OH -9% ⇩ 
  4. Toledo, OH -10.2% ⇩ 
    Toledo, OH -10.2% ⇩ 
  5. Canton-Massillon, OH -10.6% ⇩ 
    Canton-Massillon, OH -10.6% ⇩ 
  6. Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH -10.8% ⇩ 
    Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH -10.8% ⇩ 
  7. Lima, OH -11% ⇩ 
    Lima, OH -11% ⇩ 
  8. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA -11.1% ⇩ 
    Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA -11.1% ⇩ 
  9. Mansfield, OH -11.2% ⇩ 
    Mansfield, OH -11.2% ⇩ 
  10. Akron, OH -11.6% ⇩ 
    Akron, OH -11.6% ⇩ 

What are these numbers? The Regional Price Parity the cost of goods and services in a region in comparison to the national average, which is set at 100. For example New York's RPP is 122.2, meaning that goods there cost 22.2% more than the national average.

Data from 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics


The Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology dispenses SLP licenses in Ohio. There's no set time frame for the process. If you have problems getting licensed, feel free to reach out to us for assistance. There's a $200 fee for new applications and a $120 fee for license renewals. If you apply for a renewal late there's an extra $150 fee and if you let your license expire for more than one year you must file an application for a new license ($200). For more information on the Ohio SLP licensure board check out our nationwide resource for state licensure boards.

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

  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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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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      Sacramento, CA
    • 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.

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      Dallas, TX
    • 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.

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