Speech Therapy Schools In South Dakota

South Dakota has 2 accredited speech therapy schools where speech therapy faculty who teach speech therapy classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of speech therapy and speech therapy training in South Dakota, which includes speech therapy training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Speech Therapy
  • Masters degree in Speech Therapy
  • PhD degree in Speech Therapy


  1. Augustana College in Sioux Falls

    2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57197-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of South Dakota

    414 E Clark St, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-2390

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Speech Therapy Employment

South Dakota 580
National 322,680

Of all of the speech therapy professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Speech therapy professionals In South Dakota

370 280 280 410 300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In South Dakota, the field of speech therapy is shrinking. 70 less speech therapy professionals were working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of speech therapy professionals has shrunk by 19%. This decline is slower than the change in the number of speech therapy professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of speech therapy professionals has shrunk by 62% from 2006 to 2010.

Speech Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in South Dakota

$38,980 $44,200 $41,565 $41,485 $48,800
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Speech Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of speech therapy professionals is declining, the salaries paid to speech therapy professionals are increasing in South Dakota. The mean salary for speech therapy professionals in 2006 was $38,980 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $48,800 per year.

Salary percentiles for Speech therapy professionals in South Dakota

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This represents a growth in salaries of 20%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of speech therapy, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid speech therapy professionals earning 91% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in South Dakota state.

Average Salaries for Speech therapy professionals and related professions in South Dakota

Speech Therapy

In South Dakota, speech therapy professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Speech Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited speech therapy schools in South Dakota is increasing. In 2006 there were 43 speech therapy graduates from speech therapy courses in South Dakota and in 2010 there were 55 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of speech therapy school degree or certificate graduates in South Dakota by 28%. 50% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in speech therapy.

Speech Therapy Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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