Find A High Paying Speech-Language Pathology Job In Pennsylvania With Advanced Travel Therapy.
Speech-Language Pathologists have a unique opportunity to help others improve their quality of life while earning a great salary. Whether you choose to work in a school setting helping children with speech disabilities or a skilled nursing facility (SNF) assisting patients recover from strokes, you provide a valuable service. US News rated Speech-Language Pathology careers #20 among the best health care jobs in the country. It’s no wonder that you also get compensated well for the therapy you provide. The national average salary for Speech Pathologists is about $74,000/year which is well above the national median household income (~$55,000).
With salaries of $77,000 per year SLPs working in PA earn about 4% more than the national average. Travel SLPs have the potential to earn even more. If you’re interested in a travel SLP career in Pennsylvania, apply with us today.
Earning potential is higher in Pennsylvania due to a higher demand for SLPs in the state. The need is often highest in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Acute Care Facilities such as Hospitals. Most of the SLP jobs in PA are in schools but the pay tends to be lower in these settings. Most school SLP jobs are filled during the summer or near the beginning of Fall. This creates an increase in demand for these positions during that time but for the rest of the year demand is relatively low.
SLP applying for travel positions in Pennsylvania must possess all the standard skills, abilities and training required to work as a Speech Language Pathologist. At Advanced we work with a lot of new grads who are trying to find SLP jobs in Pennsylvania. So experience isn’t always needed but you must possess the skills need to assess and treat a variety of language disorders.
We are currently hiring SLPs for travel positions in Pennsylvania. We offer great benefits including 100% paid medical coverage, 401k, state license reimbursement, travel expense allowance and free housing. Contact us today if you have specific questions about SLP jobs in PA or apply today.
More About SLP Jobs in PA
How Much Do SLPs Make In PA?
$51.36 per hour
(16% over national average)
$2,134 per week
(3% over national average)
$76,986 per year
(4% over national average)
Speech-Language Pathologists employed in Pennsylvania earn slightly more than the national average which is about $74,000/year. The salary information above is gathered from thousands of employees, employers and job listings on indeed.com from the past 12 months. That being said the hourly weekly and yearly pay rates don’t match up perfectly. This is due to the way that salaries are reported. The hourly rate is well above average (by 16%) while the yearly salary is only about 4% over. Meanwhile the weekly rate is the highest of all. This is partly due to the way travel contracts are paid out. Travel SLPs often make more than their permanently placed counterparts due to filling high demand positions. Travelers are often paid on a weekly basis which means that salary data on weekly pay will often be higher than yearly salaries. If you’re interested in increasing your earning potential as a travel SLP in Pennsylvania, apply today.
SLP Settings in Pennsylvania
SLPs have opportunities to work in a variety of settings in PA. One of the most common settings for Speech Therapists is in schools. Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF’s), hospitals and other acute care facilities are also quite common.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) states that more than half of all SLPs in the United States work in an educational setting. Most Speech-Language Pathologists employed in schools work in Early Intervention, Preschool, and K–12 Schools. Positions in universities are less common. Speech Pathologists working in schools may be required to complete the following tasks:
- Work with children of different age groups (from toddlers to adolescents) with mild, moderate to severe disabilities and/or disorders.
- Develop individualized plans for students and their families.
- Work in general education as well as special education classrooms improving listening, speaking, reading, writing and learning skills.
- Evaluate and conduct diagnostic screenings.
- Provide speech therapy services in one-on-one, small group and classroom size groups.
- Collaborate with other staff as well as parents to foster a positive educational environment.
- Generate reports and participate in annual reviews.
- Supervise support staff in public schools.
Skilled Nursing Facilities
According to ASHA, 9% of SLPs work in SNFs. While this represents a smaller percentage of all Speech-Language Pathologists, working in Skilled Nursing Facilities has its benefits. SLPs working in SNFs are some of the highest paid Speech Therapists in the country. While working at a SNF, Speech Pathologists are required to provide speech therapy services for clients with hearing and language deficits. You will also have to assist with patients suffering from swallowing disorders. Much of the daily duties will consist of conducting screenings at regular intervals, evaluating patients, generating treatment plans, and interpreting evaluation findings & communicating them to the patient, their family and other team members.
Hospitals & Acute Care Facilities
About 38% of SLPs are employed in healthcare settings such as hospitals and other acute care facilities. Like skilled nursing facilities, salaries are higher for Speech Therapists working in acute care settings. Many of the available travel SLP positions in Pennsylvania are at acute care facilities.
Pennsylvania SLP Licensure Board Pennsylvania Licensing Requirements for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone: (717) 783-1389
Fax: (717) 787-7769
New jobs are stressful. Moving is stressful. So we understand that taking a travel SLP position in Pennsylvania can be difficult. We try to take as much stress out of the situation by assisting you in acquiring or renewing your Pennsylvania SLP license. We’ve also compiled a number of resources here that will hopefully help make your transition easier. But we’re not the only ones, ASHA has also put together some valuable information about SLP Licensure in PA.
Advanced Travel Therapy is ranked as one of the largest healthcare staffing firms in the US. We specialize in placing Speech-Language Pathologists like you in high paying travel assignments at facilities in Pennsylvania. We pride ourselves in having fun, being thoughtful & caring, and providing an exceptional working experience for our SLPs. Our company is committed to excellence in the allied healthcare field and we strive to achieve 100% satisfaction.
Working In Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is uniquely located in a very accessible part of the northeastern region of the United States. The two main metropolitan areas of Pennsylvania are Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Philadelphia is only a few hours drive from Washington DC, Baltimore, New York and several other major metro areas in the northeast. Pittsburgh on the other hand is only a few hours drive from Cleveland, Columbus and Akron in Ohio. This makes Pittsburgh very close to being a midwest city. Pennsylvania’s nickname, the Keystone State, comes from its key role in the social, political and economic development of early America.
Pennsylvania was one of the original thirteen colonies which means it has a rich history. Philadelphia was instrumental in the American Revolution. The city was home to many of the founding fathers and served as a capital during the Revolutionary War. Philadelphia is home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed), and Carpenter’s Hall (where the First Continental Congress met). There are dozens of other historical sites to see as well as modern cultural landmarks like the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Pennsylvania isn’t all major cities and historic sightseeing. The state has a diverse landscape that includes vast stretches of farmland, mountains and forests. Most of the travel SLP jobs in Pennsylvania are located in or around Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Many are also located in and around Scranton, Allentown, Harrisburg, and Hershey (founding place of the Hershey Foods Corporation).
There are a number of prominent SLP programs in Pennsylvania. While it is difficult to identify the best SLP graduate school in PA, we’ve identified some frontrunners. We work with a number of SLP graduate programs to provide new grads with career opportunities and gain valuable experience:
- California University of Pennsylvania
- Temple University
- East Stroudsburg University
- La Salle University
- University of Pittsburgh
- Marywood University
- Misericordia University
- Indiana University Of Pennsylvania
- Duquesne University
- Edinboro University
- Salus University
- West Chester University
100% Paid Medical Coverage
401k with Company Matching
Customized Travel Packages
Company-Paid Life Insurance
Large Support Staff
State Licensure Reimbursement
Significant Referral Bonus
Exceptional Customer Service (24 hours/day)
Corporate Furnished Housing or Generous Lodging Per Diem
Travel Expense Allowance
Meals and Incidentals Stipend
Professional & General Liability Coverage
Advanced Education CEU's
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:
- Five-star customer service
- 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.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.