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Speech Therapy Schools In Tennessee

There are 7 accredited speech therapy schools in Tennessee for faculty who teach speech therapy classes to choose from. The trends in Tennessee'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. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Lambuth University

    705 Lambuth Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee 38301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Tennessee State University

    3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Vanderbilt University

    2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240

    17 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Speech Therapy Employment

Tennessee 6,530
National 322,680

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

Employment Growth for Speech therapy professionals In Tennessee

3,980 4,540 4,890 5,060 2,080
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Speech Therapy is a shrinking field in Tennessee. There were 1,900 less speech therapy professionals working in Tennessee in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of speech therapy has shrunk by 48% in Tennessee. 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 Tennessee

$40,917 $42,937 $45,287 $45,897 $58,280
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Speech Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by speech therapy professionals is increasing in Tennessee. The mean salary for speech therapy professionals in 2006 was $40,917 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $58,280 per year.

Salary percentiles for Speech therapy professionals in Tennessee

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Thus, speech therapy professionals' salaries grew by 30% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Tennessee state, within the field of speech therapy, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid speech therapy professionals earn 137% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Speech therapy professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Speech Therapy

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of speech therapy professionals is decreasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited speech therapy schools in Tennessee state is increasing. In Tennessee, there were 175 graduates in 2006. And there were 235 graduates from speech therapy courses in 2010.

This represents a 34% increase in the number of speech therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Tennessee state. A majority of these graduates, or 35%, graduated with an doctor's degree in speech therapy.

Speech Therapy Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of speech therapy faculty in Tennessee, growth in the field of speech therapy academia and speech therapy faculty salaries in Tennessee. If you are involved in teaching speech therapy courses to students at the associates degree in speech therapy, bachelors degree in speech therapy, masters degree in speech therapy, and doctoral degree in speech therapy levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future speech therapy faculty in Tennessee. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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