Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist is $40,388 per year. A skill in Bilingual is associated with high pay for this job.

$33,027 - $52,424
$33K
$41K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,724
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$15.81 - $30.70
$16
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20.99
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$0$55K
Salary $33,027 - $52,424
Bonus $253.42 - $4,992
Commission $17,298
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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$33,211 - $55,907
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,130
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $15.81 - $30.70
Hourly Tips $7.41
Overtime $18.70 - $46.09
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $253.42 - $4,992
Commission $17,298
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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$33,211 - $55,907
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 401

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Mental Health Therapist Job Listings

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,450

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Mental Health Therapist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Mental Health Therapist in Arlington:
"Self Care is of Paramount Importance."
Learn to leave work at work, take your own counsel, get a clinical supervisor and be sure to integrate balance into your life. Play is important!

Mental Health Therapist in Providence:
"Dont stop until youre licensed."
Get specific training they don't teach in grad school: practical resources and classes in utilizing CBT, DBT etc and practice them!

Mental Health Therapist in Monticello:
"Diversify your skill set."
Do not be afraid to change jobs. Having at least one year at a job is sufficient. Working with a broad cliental can make you more marketable.

Mental Health Therapist in Hillsboro:
Don't expect to be comfortable with bills with this salary.

Mental Health Therapist in Oak Park:
"The business details of the job."
Learn to do good therapy.

Key Stats for Mental Health Therapist

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 185 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Mental Health Therapist Salaries

Bilingual
▲10%



Assessment
▲3%

National Average
$41,000

Counseling
▼1%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼1%

Group Therapy
▼1%

Case Management
▼1%

Crisis intervention
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 19%
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