Speech and Language Therapy California License Board

Golden State of Healing

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.

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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 that provides you with 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.

California SLP Helpful Information

California Speech-Language Pathology Board
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2100
Sacramento, CA 95815

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Email: speechandhearing@dca.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 263-2666
Fax: (916) 263-2668

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California SLP Salary

Allied travelers make roughly 20% more than those in permanent positions

Being an allied traveler with AMN 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, 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 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 AMN today.

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