Speech-Language Pathologists (29-1127)

Occupation description:  Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 233253 8.62 68
United States 135,400164,300 21.32,890 3,4206,310

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 36.9722.1227.55 35.2944.8555.21
Alaska 42.4529.3634.61 41.8549.2658.63
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 43.6932.1438.02 43.5149.0857.85
Fairbanks North Star Borough 50.1531.1539.17 51.9562.0472.66
Balance of State 34.8626.6830.77 34.8539.0744.63

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
31068 21.946.2 34.1
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation26
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation14
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 6
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.0

Alaska Licensing Information


Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Master's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None