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Clinical Therapist Salary

A Clinical Therapist earns an average salary of $39,938 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Clinical Psychology is associated with high pay for this job.
$30,631 - $58,885
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,937
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$16.19 - $41.37
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,631 - $58,885  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,075  
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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$31,349 - $63,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 429
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.19 - $41.37  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,075  
   
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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$31,349 - $63,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 173
United States (change)

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

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

Common Career Paths for Clinical Therapist


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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Therapist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Clinical Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Clinical Therapist Salaries

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 16%


National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 195 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 24%