Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist is $39,811 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Spanish Language and Bilingual.

$31,171 - $51,135
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,811
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$14.84 - $30.76
(Median)
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$31
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$31,171 - $51,135  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,028  
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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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$31,163 - $53,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,498
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.84 - $30.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.54  
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,028  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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).
)
$31,163 - $53,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 462
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Skills That Affect Mental Health Therapist Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 12%

Bilingual
up arrow 11%

Assessment
up arrow 6%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 2%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 1%

Group Therapy
up arrow 1%

Counseling
0%

Case Management
0%

National Average
$40,000

Crisis intervention
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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