Clinical Therapist Salary

A Clinical Therapist earns an average salary of $44,153 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Psychotherapy and Substance Abuse.
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$33,748 - $60,904
$34K
$44K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,307
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90%

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$17.21 - $42.50
$17
$24
$42
MEDIAN: $23.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,748 - $60,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,891  
Profit Sharing
$2,900  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,095 - $64,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 502
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$17.21 - $42.50  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $79.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,891  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,900  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,095 - $64,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 194

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Job Description for Clinical Therapist

Most of the time, clinical therapists work in hospitals, relevant government agencies like the Department of Veteran Affairs, or general corporations who provide mental and emotional services to their employees. Many clinical therapists have their own practice and office. Clinical therapists include many specialties, such as mental health, marriage and family therapy, and drug addiction therapy. The clinical therapy field is quite diverse.

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Clinical Therapist Tasks

  • Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Provide for referrals and community contacts.
  • Counsel individuals, groups or families to help them understand problems and develop treatment plans.
  • Identify psychological, emotional or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 436 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 169 salaries. An experienced Clinical Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 132 salaries. A Clinical Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 58 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,654

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Clinical Therapist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Therapist?

Clinical Therapist in Sioux Falls:
"Work Flexibility, friendly and helpful co-workers, office."
Pros: Great place to work with friendly people and helpful co-workers. Job satisfaction is great.
Cons: None.

Clinical Therapist in Phoenix:
"Community Agency Therapist."
Pros: Helping others, seeing a variety of people, diversity. I enjoy learning and using what I have learned in school. To help others. I enjoy my co-workers and feel supported by them.
Cons: The intense back-to-back schedule of seeing clients. Feeling exhausted and drained, the extensive case management. The push is never ending from upper management.

Clinical Therapist in Gurnee:
"Clinical Massage Therapist."
Pros: I feel relief that my clients live longer because when I massage them their bodies look a live and less gray. When I see a mom still be able to see her mom in 2 weeks that is the best feeling ever! Or she gets to see her again on Mothers Day. It's a whole new way of feeling.
Cons: I get people who are rude during and show up 30 mins late and expect a full body massage in 30 mins.

Clinical Therapist in Hemet:
"My Experience."
Pros: The level of responsibility I have to care for my clients and help them work through their issues. Also, the level of independence I have with my job is something I enjoy greatly.
Cons: With the amount of responsibility comes the level of liability. Dealing with mental health there are always risks with mentally unstable clients, and often I am looked to for the answers, which can be very stressful.

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Key Stats for Clinical Therapist

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Clinical Therapist Salaries

▲17%

▲15%

▲2%

National Average
$46,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Clinical Therapist Salaries

Psychotherapy
▲20%

Substance Abuse
▲10%

Bilingual
▲6%


Group Therapy
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Counseling
▼1%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼2%

Individual therapy
▼9%

EMDR
▼13%

Case Management
▼14%

art therapy
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 21%