Psychotherapist Salary (United States)

A Psychotherapist earns an average salary of $48,265 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Psychotherapist Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$34,214 - $75,056
(Median)
34K
48K
59K
75K
MEDIAN: $48,265
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Psychotherapist Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$19.80 - $123.76
(Median)
20
79
120
MEDIAN: $35.00
10%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$34,214 - $75,056  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,008  
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).
)
$35,830 - $166,619  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 724
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.80 - $123.76  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $98.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,008  
   
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).
)
$35,830 - $166,619  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 724
Is Psychotherapist your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

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.
Read More...
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.

Common Career Paths for Psychotherapist

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:

Psychotherapist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Skills for Psychotherapist

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 170%
New York
up arrow 35%
San Francisco
up arrow 31%
Boston
up arrow 19%
Los Angeles
up arrow 18%
Houston
up arrow 11%
National Average
$54,000
Philadelphia
up arrow 1%
Charlotte
up arrow 6%
Milwaukee
up arrow 8%
Chicago
up arrow 15%
Denver
up arrow 17%
Boulder
up arrow 23%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Psychotherapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Psychotherapist Salaries

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 4%
National Average
$54,000
Counseling
up arrow 1%
Spanish Language
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 221 votes.

Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 47%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -