Are you thinking of working in Arizona as a speech-language pathologist? Once you've acquired your license to practice, you can help patients of all ages in home health, school and clinical settings. It's a great opportunity to earn generous pay and benefits while living in the spectacular Grand Canyon State.
Read on to learn about getting your SLP licensure, options for employment, average salaries and cost of living in Arizona. If you have questions that aren't covered on this page, feel free to contact our staffing specialists who can help you with licensure and finding an SLP job that matches your qualifications.
How to Get Your Arizona Speech and Language Therapy License
Speech-language pathologists apply to the Arizona Bureau of Special Licensing for licensure. Applications typically take eight to nine weeks to process. The average annual salary for SLPs in Arizona is lower than the national average. The cost of living is about 2.2% higher than average, mostly due to housing expenses. You can offset these costs with free, furnished accommodation or a housing allowance if you work as an SLP on a travel assignment.
Arizona is home to unique outdoor adventures, and travel SLPs have plenty of time to try them all. Hike the Grand Canyon, ride horses on desert trails, wander through ancient cliff dwellings and longboard down Mt. Lemmon. Please contact us if you need any guidance in getting your licensure or landing an SLP position in Arizona.
How long does it take to receive your speech and language therapy license in Arizona?
It typically takes between eight and nine weeks to receive your speech and language therapy license in Arizona. This is slow compared to other speech and language therapy licenses across the United States.
Arizona speech and language therapy contact information
Arizona Bureau of Special Licensing
150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Arizona Speech and Language Therapy Salary Information
Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. You enjoy travel reimbursement and free, furnished housing to make your transition to a new city easier. You also receive health benefits, life insurance and a retirement plan so you can save for the future. Annual salaries for SLPs in Arizona average $73,610, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Allied health professionals who take on travel assignments can typically make 20% more than those in staff positions.
In addition to competitive pay and benefits, short-term travel positions offer the exhilaration of working in amazing destinations you might not otherwise get to see. Browse our current SLP job opportunities and find out where you can go with your speech and language therapy skills.