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Average Psychotherapist Salary

$56,823
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$750
Bonus
$2,600
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The average salary for a Psychotherapist is $56,823.
10%
$41k
MEDIAN
$57k
90%
$84k
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$41k - $84k
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$103 - $13k
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$44k - $167k
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What Do Psychotherapists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Psychotherapist

4 out of 5
(155)
Highly Satisfied
16Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Psychotherapist are from the companies Self-Employed, Key Point Health Services and Spectrum Health. Reported salaries are highest at Self-Employed where the average pay is $70,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Spectrum Health, earning around $60,932. Pilsen-Little Village Community Mental Health Center pays the lowest at around $42,000. Key Point Health Services also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $44,474.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Psychotherapists?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Psychotherapists?

An entry-level Psychotherapist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $46,697 based on 17 salaries. An early career Psychotherapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,808 based on 259 salaries. A mid-career Psychotherapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,198 based on 220 salaries. An experienced Psychotherapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,116 based on 224 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $66,790.
Employees with Psychotherapist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 26.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Baltimore, Maryland (10.2% more) and Los Angeles, California (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (16.8% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 911 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.9%
Early Career
28.4%
Mid Career
24.1%
Experienced
24.6%
Late Career
21.0%