The average salary for a Mental Health Therapist in Chicago, Illinois is $40,835 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$32,747 - $55,394
$33K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,834
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$21.50 - $65.00
$29
MEDIAN: $29.00
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Salary
$32,747 - $55,394  
   
Bonus
$500  
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$33,060 - $61,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$29.48  
   
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Bonus
$500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$33,060 - $61,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Key Stats for Mental Health Therapist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Mental Health Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%


National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Mental Health Therapist Salaries

Group Therapy
up arrow 6%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

Spanish Language
up arrow 2%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
0%

National Average
$42,000

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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