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Speech Therapy Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 6 accredited speech therapy schools where speech therapy faculty who teach speech therapy classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in speech therapy in the state of Washington State, which encompasses speech therapy training at the following levels:


  1. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Bates Technical College

    1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Spokane Falls Community College

    3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington 99224-5288

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Speech Therapy Employment

Washington State 8,300
National 322,680

Approximately 2% of the country's speech therapy professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Speech therapy professionals In Washington State

2,310 7,250 6,980 7,370 2,270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, speech therapy is a shrinking field. There were 40 less speech therapy professionals working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 2% decline in the field. 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 Washington State

$50,353 $53,877 $54,850 $53,250 $69,660
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
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 Washington State. The mean salary for speech therapy professionals in 2006 was $50,353 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $69,660 per year.

Salary percentiles for Speech therapy professionals in Washington State

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This represents a growth in salaries of 28%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of speech therapy, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid speech therapy professionals earning 81% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Speech therapy professionals and related professions in Washington State

Speech Therapy

In Washington State, 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 Washington State


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited speech therapy schools in Washington State is increasing. In Washington State, there were 231 graduates in 2006. And there were 282 graduates from speech therapy courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 22% percent increase in the number of speech therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. Most of these graduates, or 36%, earned an master's degree in speech therapy.

Speech Therapy Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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