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How Much Do SLPs Make in Washington?
Speech-Language Pathologists have a lot of earning potential in Washington. There are a number of factors that go into how much you can make as an SLP in Washington. Experience tends to be one of the most important of those factors. According to SalaryExpert.com entry level SLPs earn closer to $63,000 per year while senior level Speech Therapists earn over $96,000 per year. We've gathered salary data from sources such as SalaryExpert.com as well as Indeed and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). These sources tend to tell a different story for a number of reasons. Indeed gets their data from open jobs. So if the job market is heavy on entry level positions their stats might be lower than other surveys and reports. Other factors that affect pay are setting/facility type and location. Areas closer to major cities such as Seattle are typically going to offer higher salaries. Meanwhile, more rural positions are going to often offer less. This isn't always true with travel SLP jobs in WA especially when you factor in that we cover your housing and rent is one of the biggest costs associated with cost of living. The widget below is drawn from the BLS and includes information on how many SLPs are employed in the state as well.
Average Base Salary for Speech-Language Pathologists in Washington
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Number of Speech-Language Pathologists in Washington
Salary Range for Speech-Language Pathologists in Washington
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Data from 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics
Cost of Living
Cost of living is an important factor when looking at earning potential for travel SLP assignments in Washington. Several areas such as Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue have above average costs of living. However, one of the major contributors to the cost of living is housing. Since travel assignments offer paid housing cost of living becomes more about the cost of incidentals, food, and activities. Many areas of Washington have below average cost of living. Combine these factors with the fact that SLPs in Washington earn an average salary that's on par with the national average and you have a good opportunity to earn while on assignment.
What is the cost of living for Speech-Language Pathologists in Washington?
Cost of living in different cities.
- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA +7% ⇧Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA +7% ⇧
- Olympia, WA +4.6% ⇧Olympia, WA +4.6% ⇧
- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA +4.6% ⇧Bremerton-Silverdale, WA +4.6% ⇧
- Bellingham, WA -0.7% ⇩Bellingham, WA -0.7% ⇩
- Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA -1.3% ⇩Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA -1.3% ⇩
- Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA -2.9% ⇩Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA -2.9% ⇩
- Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA -3.7% ⇩Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA -3.7% ⇩
- Spokane, WA -4.1% ⇩Spokane, WA -4.1% ⇩
- Yakima, WA -5.2% ⇩Yakima, WA -5.2% ⇩
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 Washington State Department of Health Board of Hearing & Speech dispenses SLP licenses in WA. There's a $110 application fee for new licenses and $75 for renewals. The process takes approximately 1-2 weeks which is fast compared to most states. AIDS education and training is required as is a background check. For more information about the Washington SLP Licensure Board visit our nationwide SLP licensure board resource.
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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.
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