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At a Glance  |   November 01, 2015
How Much Do SLPs Earn in Private Practice?
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At a Glance   |   November 01, 2015
How Much Do SLPs Earn in Private Practice?
The ASHA Leader, November 2015, Vol. 20, 20. doi:10.1044/leader.AAG.20112015.20
The ASHA Leader, November 2015, Vol. 20, 20. doi:10.1044/leader.AAG.20112015.20
Median pay
SLPs who own or co-own a private practice showed a 6-percent increase in their salary from 2013 ($72,798) to 2015 ($77,240), according to the survey. Hourly wages ranged from $43 to $50, depending on the number of hours worked per week. The median per-visit rate was $70.
Pay basis
Most (54 percent) speech-language pathologists who own or co-own a private practice are paid at an hourly rate, indicate results of ASHA’s 2015 Speech-Language Pathology Health Care Survey. Another 27 percent are paid an annual salary and 20 percent are paid on a per-visit basis (see graphic).
Source: 2015 SLP Health Care Survey. Percentages have been rounded. n = 676
Payment sources
Private practitioners are reimbursed for their services through public and private health plans or bill patients directly. In 2015, most (72 percent) SLPs who own or co-own a private practice received payment through private pay; nearly half (48 percent) received payment through private insurance (see graphic).
Source: 2015 ASHA SLP Health Care Survey n ≥ 508
1 Comment
November 10, 2015
Nicole Stevens
Is there more to this article?
Thanks for mentioning how much owners of private practices earn (on average), yet I'm curious as to how much their employees earn.
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