Psychotherapist Salary (United States)

A Psychotherapist earns an average salary of $48,046 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Psychotherapist Total Pay (?
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$34,292 - $74,659
(Median)
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48K
59K
75K
MEDIAN: $48,045
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Psychotherapist Total Pay (?
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$19.91 - $124.02
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$34,292 - $74,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
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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$35,887 - $163,397  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 721
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.91 - $124.02  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $98.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
   
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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$35,887 - $163,397  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 721
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Job Description for Psychotherapist
A psychotherapist assists individuals, families and specific groups to help with identifying trauma and psychological issues that may be affecting their lives on an emotional, behavioral and/or psychological level. Understanding inner conflicts as well as processing a patient's emotions, behaviors and thought patterns are among the responsibilities of a psychotherapist. A psychotherapist works with a variety of therapy methods, including hypo-psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and even humanistic and integrative psychotherapy. Scheduling individual and group therapy sessions is an important duty of psychotherapists, allowing multiple options for those who are seeking counseling and advice of any kind.
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Psychotherapist Tasks
  • Counsel individuals, groups or families to help them understand problems and develop treatment plans.
  • Identify psychological, emotional or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders.
  • Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Provide for referrals and community contacts.
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Pay by Experience Level for Psychotherapist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
up arrow 169%
New York
up arrow 38%
San Francisco
up arrow 31%
Washington
up arrow 22%
Los Angeles
up arrow 20%
Houston
up arrow 11%
Boston
up arrow 11%
National Average
$54,000
Philadelphia
up arrow 1%
Minneapolis
up arrow 6%
Charlotte
up arrow 8%
Milwaukee
up arrow 10%
Boulder
up arrow 15%
Chicago
up arrow 16%
Denver
up arrow 17%
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Experience Affects Psychotherapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Psychotherapist Salaries

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 3%
National Average
$54,000
Counseling
up arrow 1%
Spanish Language
up arrow 9%
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Gender
Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 47%
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