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Average Clinical Therapist Salary

$48,227
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$595
Bonus
$2,000
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The average salary for a Clinical Therapist is $48,227.
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$38k
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$48k
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$64k
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What Do Clinical Therapists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Clinical Therapist

4 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Clinical Therapist are from the companies Catholic Charities, Correct Care Solutions, Inc. and Sanford Health. Reported salaries are highest at Sanford Health where the average pay is $60,039. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Macneal Hospital and Riverside County Department of Mental Health, earning around $55,502 and $55,001, respectively. Catholic Charities pays the lowest at around $42,415. Addiction Treatment Services and Universal Health Services, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $45,472 and $55,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Clinical Therapists?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Therapists?

An entry-level Clinical Therapist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,431 based on 57 salaries. An early career Clinical Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,973 based on 844 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,218 based on 456 salaries. An experienced Clinical Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,621 based on 272 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,054.
Employees with Clinical Therapist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 9.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13.0% less), Detroit, Michigan (9.0% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (6.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,754 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.2%
Early Career
48.1%
Mid Career
26.0%
Experienced
15.5%
Late Career
7.1%