The average salary for an Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist is $40,353 per year.

$32,357 - $51,855
(Median)
$32K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,353
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$15.06 - $30.37
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,357 - $51,855  
   
Bonus
$243.98 - $3,503  
Profit Sharing
$960  
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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$32,147 - $54,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.06 - $30.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.41  
Overtime
$18.43 - $51.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$243.98 - $3,503  
   
Profit Sharing
$960  
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).
)
$32,147 - $54,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 381
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Skills That Affect Mental Health Therapist Salaries


Bilingual
up arrow 9%


Assessment
up arrow 4%

Counseling
0%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
0%

Group Therapy
0%

Case Management
0%

National Average
$41,000

Crisis intervention
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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