Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist is $38,827 per year. A skill in Spanish Language is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist Salary (?
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$30,638 - $50,613
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,827
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Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist Salary (?
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$15.06 - $33.52
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,638 - $50,613  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,970  
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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$30,885 - $53,948  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 836
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.06 - $33.52  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,970  
   
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).
)
$30,885 - $53,948  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 17%
Baltimore
up arrow 7%
Minneapolis
up arrow 3%
Atlanta
up arrow 2%
National Average
$40,000
Chicago
up arrow 2%
Dayton
up arrow 3%
Denver
up arrow 4%
Indianapolis
up arrow 5%
Seattle
up arrow 6%
Omaha
up arrow 6%
Portland
up arrow 7%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 8%
Cleveland
up arrow 11%
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 13%
Clinical Psychology
up arrow 2%
Counseling
0%
Case Management
0%
National Average
$40,000
Group Therapy
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 222 votes.

Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%
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