Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist is $40,440 per year.

$32,519 - $52,165
$33K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,440
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$15.27 - $30.36
$15
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,519 - $52,165  
   
Bonus
$246.58 - $4,363  
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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$32,404 - $54,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.27 - $30.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.41  
Overtime
$18.42 - $48.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$246.58 - $4,363  
   
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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$32,404 - $54,695  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 386

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Key Stats for Mental Health Therapist

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 162 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Mental Health Therapist Salaries

Bilingual
▲9%



Assessment
▲4%

Counseling
▼0%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼0%

Group Therapy
▼0%

Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Crisis intervention
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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