Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist is $38,563 per year. A skill in Spanish Language is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist Total Pay (?
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$30,624 - $50,187
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MEDIAN: $38,562
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Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist Total Pay (?
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$14.95 - $33.69
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,624 - $50,187  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,918  
Profit Sharing
$786 - $1,519  
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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$30,825 - $53,590  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 986
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $33.69  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$786 - $1,519  
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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$30,825 - $53,590  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 986
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Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 19%
Baltimore
up arrow 7%
Minneapolis
up arrow 3%
Atlanta
up arrow 2%
National Average
$39,000
Dayton
up arrow 2%
Denver
up arrow 3%
Chicago
up arrow 3%
Portland
up arrow 6%
Indianapolis
up arrow 6%
Seattle
up arrow 6%
Omaha
up arrow 6%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 9%
Cleveland
up arrow 11%
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 14%
Assessment
up arrow 8%
Clinical Psychology
up arrow 2%
Group Therapy
up arrow 1%
Counseling
0%
Case Management
0%
National Average
$39,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 206 votes.
Gender
Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 21%
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