Speech-language pathologists who have a license to practice in Wisconsin are one step closer to a rewarding career offering plenty of room for growth. If you're interested in working in this Midwest state, read on for tips on getting started. We've compiled important information about average salaries, licensure requirements, cost of living and SLP job opportunities.
If you need assistance with your job search, feel free to contact our recruiters. We can help streamline the licensure process and get you working sooner.
How to Get Your Wisconsin Speech and Language Therapy License
It's a good idea to apply early for your state license in Wisconsin. The Hearing and Speech Examining Board recommends allowing eight to 12 weeks for processing, especially during peak application times. Speech-language pathologists in Wisconsin earn an annual mean salary that's lower than the national average. Basic living expenses, such as food, shelter and transportation, cost about 9% less in Wisconsin than the U.S. average, making the state an affordable choice.
Wisconsin is an attractive destination, whether you want to stay for a few months or set down long-term roots. It checks off many requirements for a great quality of life, ranking highly for fiscal stability, economic opportunity, natural environment, health care and education. It's also filled with scenic wonders that entice you to explore when your shift is over, including stunning waterfalls, unique ice caves, lush forests and the Great Lakes. Learn more about the kinds of speech-language pathology jobs that can put you in this lovely state.
How long does it take to receive your speech and language therapy license in Wisconsin?
It typically takes between eight and 12 weeks to receive your speech and language therapy license in Wisconsin. This is slow compared to other speech and language therapy licenses across the United States. Peak times for applications are April through August and December through February.
Wisconsin speech and language therapy contact information
Wisconsin Hearing and Speech Examining Board
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: (608) 266-2112
Fax: (608) 251-3036
Wisconsin Speech and Language Therapy Salary Information
Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. Our recruiters can place you in a variety of practice settings, including schools, home health, clinics and hospitals, helping you build your skill set faster. The compensation for travel assignments is also highly competitive. SLPs in Wisconsin earn an average annual salary of $73,010. Travel SLPs typically make about 20% more than clinicians in permanent placements. Complimentary accommodation or a housing allowance, health benefits, life insurance and a retirement plan round out the generous package.
Interested in learning more about your career potential in Wisconsin? Explore some of our current SLP travel job postings and connect with a recruiter to discuss your personal preferences.