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Speech Therapy Schools In Kentucky

Kentucky has 5 accredited speech therapy schools where speech therapy faculty who teach speech therapy classes can find employment. The trends in Kentucky's speech therapy academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in speech therapy includes speech therapy training at the following levels:


  1. Brescia University

    717 Frederica St, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301-3023

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

    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Louisville

    2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, Kentucky 40292-0001

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Murray State University

    218 Wells Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Western Kentucky University

    1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Kentucky Vs. National Speech Therapy Employment

Kentucky 5,130
National 322,680

Of all of the speech therapy professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Kentucky.

Employment Growth for Speech therapy professionals In Kentucky

4,690 4,600 4,510 4,700 1,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Speech Therapy is a shrinking field in Kentucky. In 2010 there were 2,890 less speech therapy professionals working in Kentucky than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of speech therapy has shrunk by 62% in Kentucky. This is slower than the trend for speech therapy professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of speech therapy professionals has shrunk by 62% between 2006 and 2010.

Speech Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Kentucky

$45,073 $49,353 $52,000 $53,807 $63,140
$39,791 $41,432 $43,385 $44,191 $44,977
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Speech Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to speech therapy professionals are growing in Kentucky. The mean salary for speech therapy professionals in 2006 was $45,073 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $63,140 per year.

Salary percentiles for Speech therapy professionals in Kentucky

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Thus, there was a 29% growth in speech therapy professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 109% pay differential between the highest paid speech therapy professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of speech therapy in Kentucky.

Average Salaries for Speech therapy professionals and related professions in Kentucky

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy professionals in Kentucky earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Speech Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Kentucky


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited speech therapy schools in Kentucky is increasing. In 2006 there were 217 speech therapy graduates from speech therapy courses in Kentucky and in 2010 there were 228 graduates.

This represents a 5% increase in the number of speech therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Kentucky state. Most of these graduates, or 40%, earned a bachelor's degree in speech therapy.

Speech Therapy Faculty Salaries in Kentucky

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