Opportunities abound for speech-language pathologists in Illinois, a state with one of the highest employment levels of SLPs in the country. You can access these exciting positions by obtaining your Illinois license to practice. This guide highlights what you need to know to get started, including information about licensure, average salaries, cost of living and available jobs for SLPs in the Prairie State.
If you're ready to take advantage of opportunities to grow your career, contact our staffing specialists about getting your licensure and finding a position that's right for you.
How to Get Your Illinois Speech and Language Therapy License
Licensure applications for SLPs are usually processed by the state board in four to six weeks. A speech-language pathologist in Illinois earns an annual mean salary that's less than the national average. This is partly offset by a cost of living that's cheaper than the national index.
There's plenty to keep you engaged in Illinois when you're not working. Paddle on a lake, hike wilderness trails, absorb Chicago's lively energy and relax in charming river towns. Take a look at our job postings to see which communities are seeking speech-language pathologists to get an idea of where you could be working.
How long does it take to receive your speech and language therapy license in Illinois?
It typically takes between four and six weeks to receive your speech and language therapy license in Illinois. This is slow compared to other speech and language therapy licenses across the United States.
Illinois speech and language therapy contact information
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Email: Submit online form
Illinois Speech and Language Therapy Salary Information
Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. Travel health clinicians make an average of 20% more than those in staff positions. As SLPs in Illinois earn an annual mean wage of $78,980, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this salary enhancement has the potential to make a big difference in your earnings. Free private housing, health insurance and retirement plans are also part of your benefits.
Spend a few months discovering Illinois as a speech-language pathologist. Explore our travel SLP jobs for one that meets your requirements. If you don't see your dream job posted, you can still send in your resume and get matched to a personal recruiter who's ready to help you advance your career.