Speech and Language Therapy Tennessee License Board

Discover Speech and Language Therapy Jobs in Tennessee

The job outlook for speech-language pathologists in the United States is bright, with significant growth expected in the coming years. As a skilled SLP, you can work anywhere in the country as long as you have a license in the state where you want to practice. This guide introduces you to opportunities to work as a speech-language pathologist in the vibrant state of Tennessee.

To help you plan the next step of your career, we've gathered information about SLP licensure, compensation, job opportunities and cost of living in Tennessee. You can contact our staffing specialists with any questions about obtaining your licensure or starting your job search.


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Tennessee SLP Licensing Information

Speech-language pathologists are licensed by Tennessee's Board of Communication Disorders and Sciences. It usually takes four to six weeks to process applications. SLPs in Tennessee earn an average annual salary that's less than the national mean for the occupation, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Steeped in natural beauty, there's much to love about Tennessee, from the splendor of the Smoky Mountains to stunning Rutledge Falls. Find a job in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga or a smaller community and enjoy rich musical traditions, a dynamic cultural energy and epic food adventures.


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SLP Licensing Contact Information for Tennessee


Board of Communication Disorders and Sciences
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243



Email: unit1hrb.health@tn.gov
Phone: (615) 741-5735

SLP Salary Information in Tennessee

Great Benefits Start on Day One

Being an allied traveler, especially with AMN Healthcare, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. Travel SLP positions tend to pay better than permanent ones. The annual mean wage for speech-language pathologists in Tennessee, for example, is $75,320. Travel assignments pay an average of up to 20% more than staff positions because of the need to cover staffing gaps.


You also receive a housing stipend, health benefits, life insurance, and a retirement plan, helping make a travel career a stable job option.


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