Psychotherapist Salary

The average salary for a Psychotherapist is $53,519 per year.
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$38,140 - $89,232
$38K
$55K
$89K
MEDIAN: $55,086
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50%
90%

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$21.53 - $121.10
$22
$35
$120
MEDIAN: $34.89
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$0$130K
Salary $38,140 - $89,232
Bonus $0.00 - $3,091
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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$39,660 - $130,332
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 364
Hourly Data $0$121
Hourly Rate $21.53 - $121.10
Overtime $0.00 - $59.18
Annual Data $0$130K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,091
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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$39,660 - $130,332
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 214

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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

  • Manage caseload and documentation
  • Counsel individuals, groups or families to help them understand problems and develop treatment plans
  • Identify psychological, emotional or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders
  • Provide for referrals and community contacts

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Popular Skills for Psychotherapist

Pay by Experience Level for Psychotherapist

Pay by Experience for a Psychotherapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Psychotherapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 198 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Psychotherapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 157 salaries. An experienced Psychotherapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 192 salaries. A Psychotherapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 117 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,437

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Key Stats for Psychotherapist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Psychotherapist Salaries

▲21%

▲11%

National Average
$60,000

▼4%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Psychotherapist Salaries

Bilingual
▲3%

National Average
$60,000

Clinical Psychology
▼1%

▼2%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 42%
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