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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 250281 12.45 816
United States 145,100171,000 17.82,900 4,90010,390

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 39.4323.9629.78 38.0447.7858.30
Alaska 41.7625.2633.68 42.4349.0858.71
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 42.1824.5636.65 43.3749.1457.91
Balance of State 40.4425.5228.30 35.3349.1662.77

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
33278 23.542.5 31.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation33
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation17
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 9
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.3

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

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