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Speech-Language Pathologists (29-1127)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 256 271 5.86 5 9 16
United States 153700 195600 0.0 3400 5900 13500
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 40.02 24.22 30.19 38.69 48.61 59.04
Alaska 41.95 26.10 33.94 42.50 49.87 59.65
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 43.08 26.16 36.49 43.85 50.28 59.74
Balance of State 39.18 25.94 29.27 36.84 48.40 60.21

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.