$55,309
Avg. Salary
$38.16
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$225

Bonus

$14,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Psychotherapist is $38.16 per hour.

The average pay for a Psychotherapist is $55,309 per year.

10%
$22.37
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$38.16
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$123.83
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90%
MEDIAN $38.16
10%
$39k
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$55k
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$85k
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MEDIAN $55,309
$39,163 - $84,536
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MEDIAN: $55,309
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$22.37 - $124
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MEDIAN: $38.16
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$0$147K
Salary $39,163 - $84,536
Bonus $0.00 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $14,000
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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$41,047 - $147,925
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 620
Hourly Data $0$506
Hourly Rate $22.37 - $124
Overtime $0.00 - $507
Annual Data $0$147K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $14,000
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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$41,047 - $147,925
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 390

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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Common Career Paths for Psychotherapist


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It doesn't happen often, but some Psychotherapists do move on to become Clinical Directors. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $72K per year. As Psychotherapists progress in their field, many go on to become Licensed Clinical Social Workers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $52K. Another common career choice for Psychotherapists is to move into a Clinical Psychologist role — this promotion usually pays $71K.

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Popular Skills for Psychotherapist


Survey results suggest that Psychotherapists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, Clinical Psychology, Counseling, and Group Therapy are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Spanish Language, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, and Group Therapy. Most people experienced in Clinical Psychology also know Spanish Language.

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

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-19%

-23%

National Average: $60,903

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

With a pay rate for Psychotherapists that is 73 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Psychotherapists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+36 percent) and Boston (+7 percent). Psychotherapists in Boulder take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 23 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (22 percent lower) and Minneapolis (20 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Psychotherapist

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Psychotherapist Salaries

▲20%

▲11%

National Average
$61,000

▼5%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Psychotherapist Salaries

Bilingual
▲2%

National Average
$61,000

Clinical Psychology
▼2%

▼3%

▼10%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 43%