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Psychotherapist salary in United States

How much does a Psychotherapist make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $80,961
Low $45,947
High $142,658
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a psychotherapist is $80,961 per year in the United States. 2.2k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Psychotherapists in United States

  1. Great Lakes Psychology Group
    22 reviews732 salaries reported
    $106,926per year
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Highest paying cities for Psychotherapists near United States

  1. Troy, MI
    $98,511 per year
    34 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $95,004 per year
    21 salaries reported
  3. New Rochelle, NY
    $74,019 per year
    8 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $70,714 per year
    113 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $69,839 per year
    73 salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $63,776 per year
    29 salaries reported
  1. Minneapolis, MN
    $63,206 per year
    19 salaries reported
  2. Brooklyn, NY
    $62,731 per year
    28 salaries reported
  3. Madison, WI
    $62,302 per year
    14 salaries reported
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Where can a Psychotherapist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Psychotherapists

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EMDR Certification

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Most common benefits for Psychotherapists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 503 ratings

49% of Psychotherapists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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Common questions about salaries for a Psychotherapist

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