Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Mental Health Therapist is $40,388 per year. A skill in Bilingual is associated with high pay for this job.

$33,173 - $53,414
$33K
$41K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,795
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$15.90 - $31.00
$16
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20.90
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$56K
Salary $33,173 - $53,414
Bonus $251.68 - $5,106
Profit Sharing $1,376
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).
)
$33,358 - $56,969
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,180
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $15.90 - $31.00
Hourly Tips $7.41
Overtime $19.11 - $45.22
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $251.68 - $5,106
Profit Sharing $1,376
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).
)
$33,358 - $56,969
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 412

Mental Health Therapist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Mental Health Therapist

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,441

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Mental Health Therapist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Mental Health Therapist in Arlington:
"Self Care is of Paramount Importance."
Learn to leave work at work, take your own counsel, get a clinical supervisor and be sure to integrate balance into your life. Play is important!

Mental Health Therapist in Providence:
"Dont stop until youre licensed."
Get specific training they don't teach in grad school: practical resources and classes in utilizing CBT, DBT etc and practice them!

Mental Health Therapist in Monticello:
"Diversify your skill set."
Do not be afraid to change jobs. Having at least one year at a job is sufficient. Working with a broad cliental can make you more marketable.

Mental Health Therapist in Hillsboro:
Don't expect to be comfortable with bills with this salary.

Mental Health Therapist in Oak Park:
"The business details of the job."
Learn to do good therapy.

Key Stats for Mental Health Therapist

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 210 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Mental Health Therapist Salaries

Bilingual
▲10%



Assessment
▲3%

National Average
$41,000

Counseling
▼1%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼1%

Group Therapy
▼1%

Case Management
▼1%

Crisis intervention
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 210 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 20%