A Clinical Therapist earns an average salary of $44,064 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$33,393 - $61,667
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$33K
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$62K
MEDIAN: $44,063
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$17.55 - $45.78
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,393 - $61,667  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,109  
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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$33,805 - $66,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 427
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.55 - $45.78  
   
Overtime
$32.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,109  
   
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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$33,805 - $66,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Therapist

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,512

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Clinical Therapist Reviews

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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Experience Affects Clinical Therapist Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Therapist Salaries

Clinical Psychology
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Group Therapy
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Counseling
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National Average
$46,000

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 9%

EMDR
up arrow 12%

art therapy
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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