Average Early-Career Art Therapist with Counseling Skills Salary

$43,102
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$303
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The average salary for an Early-Career Art Therapist with Counseling skills is $43,102.
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$35k
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$43k
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$54k
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What Are Popular Skills for Art Therapists?

Skills in Group Therapy, Patient Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Crisis Intervention.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Art Therapists?

An entry-level Art Therapist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,194 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Art Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,860 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Art Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,500 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,000.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Art Therapist in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 20.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (12.5% less) and Chicago, Illinois (10.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 96 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.6%
Mid Career
45.8%
Experienced
29.2%
Late Career
10.4%