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Psychotherapist Salary

A Psychotherapist earns an average salary of $48,610 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
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$34,814 - $76,280
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $48,610
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90%

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$19.80 - $121.41
(Median)
$20
$35
$120
MEDIAN: $35.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$34,814 - $76,280  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,039  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $2,750  
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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$36,519 - $161,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 458
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.80 - $121.41  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,039  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $2,750  
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).
)
$36,519 - $161,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 299

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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.

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Experience Affects Psychotherapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%


National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Psychotherapist Salaries

Counseling
0%

Clinical Psychology
0%

National Average
$54,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 48%