If you're intrigued by the idea of building your speech-language pathology career on the beautiful West Coast, obtain your state license in California. We've organized essential resources to help you plan your next steps. Find out about applying for licensure, how long it's expected to take, average SLP salaries and where to find high-paying jobs and great benefits.
Our recruiters are part of the leading healthcare staffing network in the country and have the expertise to make your journey easier. If you have questions about working as an SLP in California or obtaining your license, give us a call. We're happy to help.
How to Get Your California Speech and Language Therapy License
The California Speech-Language Pathology Board takes six to eight weeks to review completed applications. SLPs in the state earn one of the highest annual mean salaries in the country. California is also one of the most expensive regions to live in, with the cost of living driven primarily by housing expenses. If you're concerned about affordability, consider a travel SLP position which provides you with free, furnished accommodation or a housing stipend.
There's a reason California is expensive: it's one of the country's top destinations. You can live and work in a beautifully mild climate and enjoy a rich array of landscapes including sandy beaches, mountain trails, sun-drenched coastlines and iconic cities. Learn more about working as an SLP in California and connect with a recruiter today.
How long does it take to receive your speech and language therapy license in California?
It typically takes between six and eight weeks to receive your speech and language therapy license in California. This is slow compared to other speech and language therapy licenses across the United States. Visit the board's website for processing time updates.
California speech and language therapy contact information
California Speech-Language Pathology Board
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2100
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: (916) 263-2666
Fax: (916) 263-2668
California Speech and Language Therapy Salary Information
Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. In California, SLPs earn an annual mean wage of $92,740, which is well above the national average of $82,000. Allied travelers make roughly 20% more than those in permanent positions, offering a lucrative career option for those interested in combining work with opportunities to travel.
SLPs on travel assignments also receive health benefits, life insurance, a retirement plan and private housing or a housing allowance. Check out some of the current jobs for speech-language pathologists. If you're interested in getting started, submit your application to Med Travelers today.