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Highest-Paying Jobs with the Most Time Off

Speech-Language Pathologists

Hours worked/year: 1,638
Median hourly earnings: $32.74
No. employed: 112,530
Hours worked/week: 37.6
Median annual income: $66,920
Top annual income: $103,630

Speech-language pathologists work on correcting stutters, lisps, and other speech impediments. According to the BLS ,“Typical licensing requirements are a master’s degree from an accredited college or university; a passing score on the national examination on speech-language pathology … 300 to 375 hours of supervised clinical experience; and 9 months of postgraduate professional clinical experience.” Like psychologists, the lion’s share of speech-language pathologists work in schools, with young students. Roughly 56,000 of the 112,000 work in elementary or secondary schools. Also like psychologists, speech pathologists are able to set their own appointments and schedules. The average speech-language pathologist works 37 hours per week, and because of the summer vacation many enjoy, the average number of hours worked each year is 1,638, nearly 300 hours less than the average U.S. worker.

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