One of the WONDERFUL perks of choosing speech therapy over teaching is the salary. Even though most people say, “money isn’t everything” or “money can’t buy happiness,” money CAN buy a lot of things that make you happy 😉
Salaries all depend on the place you decide to work.. If you decide you want to work in the school system as a speech therapist, you won’t get paid as much as if you decided to work in home health.
Since I am from the beautiful state of Alabama, I’ll post the salaries of speech therapists here according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Elementary and Secondary schools- $66,490
- Health Practitioners- $82,240
- Hospital- $76, 910
- Nursing Home- $87,810
- Home Health- $90,530