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Mental Therapist

Mental Therapist Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $118,000 $9,833 $2,269 $57
75th Percentile $102,000 $8,500 $1,961 $49
Average $71,712 $5,976 $1,379 $34
25th Percentile $50,000 $4,166 $961 $24
$22,500 - $31,499
5% of jobs
$31,500 - $40,499
8% of jobs
$40,500 - $49,499
14% of jobs
$50,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$49,500 - $58,499
24% of jobs
$58,500 - $67,499
7% of jobs
The average salary is $71,712 a year
$67,500 - $76,499
6% of jobs
$76,500 - $85,499
5% of jobs
$85,500 - $94,499
3% of jobs
$102,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$94,500 - $103,499
5% of jobs
$103,500 - $112,499
9% of jobs
$118,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$112,500 - $121,500
8% of jobs

National Average

$22,500 $71,712/year $34/hour $121,500
Mental Therapist Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Chicago, IL

As of Nov 25, 2020, the average annual pay for a Mental Therapist in the United States is $71,712 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $34.48 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,379/week or $5,976/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $121,500 and as low as $22,500, the majority of Mental Therapist salaries currently range between $50,000 (25th percentile) to $102,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $118,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Mental Therapist varies greatly (by as much as $52,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Mental Therapist job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. A Mental Therapist in your area makes on average $73,410 per year, or $1,698 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $71,712. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Mental Therapist salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Mental Therapist jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Mental Therapist on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Mental Therapist Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Mental Therapist job is above the national average. Topping the list is Richmond, CA, with Stamford, CT and Bellevue, WA close behind in the second and third positions. Bellevue, WA beats the national average by $13,536 (17.2%), and Richmond, CA furthers that trend with another $16,032 (20.1%) above the $71,712 average.

Importantly, Richmond, CA has a moderately active Mental Therapist job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Mental Therapist appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 9% between Richmond, CA and Glendale, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Mental Therapist role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Richmond, CA$87,745$7,312$1,687$42.19
Stamford, CT$85,442$7,120$1,643$41.08
Bellevue, WA$85,249$7,104$1,639$40.98
Lakes, AK$82,259$6,855$1,582$39.55
San Francisco, CA$82,240$6,853$1,582$39.54
Palmdale, CA$81,354$6,779$1,564$39.11
Santa Clara, CA$81,046$6,754$1,559$38.96
Hartford, CT$80,886$6,740$1,555$38.89
Pasadena, CA$80,590$6,716$1,550$38.75
Glendale, CA$80,117$6,676$1,541$38.52

Top 5 Best Paying Related Mental Therapist Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Mental Therapist job category that pay more per year than a typical Mental Therapist salary. Top examples of these roles include: Mental Health Private Practice, Mental Health Consultant, and Mental Health Telehealth.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $19,151 (23.6%) and $102,862 (83.5%) more than the average Mental Therapist salary of $71,712. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Mental Therapist jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Mental Therapist position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Mental Health Private Practice$174,574$14,548$3,357$83.93
Mental Health Consultant$123,355$10,280$2,372$59.31
Mental Health Telehealth$101,029$8,419$1,943$48.57
Medical Family Therapist$92,268$7,689$1,774$44.36
Remote Mental Health Nurse$90,863$7,572$1,747$43.68
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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