A Psychotherapist earns an average salary of $47,843 per year.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Psychotherapist Total Pay (?
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$34,194 - $75,379
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MEDIAN: $47,842
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Psychotherapist Total Pay (?
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$19.76 - $121.33
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$34,194 - $75,379  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,047  
Profit Sharing
$29.48 - $1,028  
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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$35,699 - $162,002  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 784
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.76 - $121.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$29.48 - $1,028  
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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$35,699 - $162,002  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 784
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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.
Read more about: Clinical Therapists
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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 173%
New York
up arrow 37%
San Francisco
up arrow 32%
Washington
up arrow 24%
Los Angeles
up arrow 19%
Philadelphia
up arrow 7%
Boston
up arrow 5%
Houston
up arrow 1%
National Average
$53,000
Minneapolis
up arrow 5%
Charlotte
up arrow 7%
Milwaukee
up arrow 9%
Chicago
up arrow 11%
Denver
up arrow 16%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
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Experience Affects Psychotherapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Psychotherapist Salaries

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 4%
Counseling
up arrow 2%
National Average
$53,000
Spanish Language
up arrow 8%
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Gender
Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 48%
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