San Francisco has a general population of 776,733 and an overall student population of 102,501. Approximately 30,469 of San Francisco's students are enrolled in schools that offer speech therapy programs.
San Francisco's largest speech therapy school is San Francisco State University. In 2010, San Francisco State University graduated approximately 49 students from its speech therapy program.
A reported 49 students graduated with credentials in speech therapy in San Francisco in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,830 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all San Francisco speech therapy schools was an average of $33,990 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,734 for speech therapy related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,564 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,860.
Many speech therapy graduates choose to work as speech therapists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in San Francisco, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 9,600 speech therapists in California. Of these speech therapists, 480 were working in the greater San Francisco area. By the year 2018, the number of speech therapists is expected to increase by 16% in San Francisco. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for speech therapists.
As a speech therapist in San Francisco, you can expect to make an average salary of $80,780 per year. This is higher than the average salary for speech therapists in the state.