SLP Private Practice Owner Salary for 2023 [Updated]

According to ASHA, the median speech pathology private practice salary for SLPs who were full-time private practice owners or co-owners was $72,798. (2013 data)

Private practice speech pathologist salary differences are often based on practice location (higher pay in metropolitan and urban areas; lesser pay in rural areas. 

Of speech private practice co-owners, the median salary was $72,798. 

While the majority of speech pathologists in private practice work full-time (59%) many speech therapy private practice owners work part-time (41%). The likelihood of working part-time increased with years of experience.

In terms of how speech pathologist private practice owners spend their time, the majority spend their time providing individual and group treatment (direct service) with about 20% of their time spent on speech therapy documentation.

The median per visit hourly private speech therapy rate was $70.00 per visit. Private pay clients were the most popular, followed by private insurance and Medicaid/Medicare.

This information was presented with information gathered from 688 private practice owner ASHA members.

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Jena H. Casbon, MS CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and private practice consultant. She started her own speech therapy private practice in 2006. She is the founder of The Independent Clinician and author of The Guide to Private Patients and The Guide to Creating a Web Presence for Your Private Practice. Since 2008, she has helped thousands of clinicians get the flexibility, income and freedom they desire from starting their own private speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy practices. 

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