MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$45,000
$32,000
Min 10%
$45,000
Median 50%
$64,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Anchorage, AK
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a mental health therapist make?
The national average salary for a Mental Health Therapist in the United States is $45,614 per year or $21.93 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $64,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $32,000. Health Care companies and Pharmaceutical companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The best states for high paying Mental Health Therapist jobs are Alaska, California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. The typical tenure for a Mental Health Therapist is 2.9 years.

Average Mental Health Therapist Salary By Company

Mental Health Therapist jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Health Care companies and Pharmaceutical companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Jefferson Center for Mental Health Inc. and Diamond Healthcare are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Phoenix Children's Hospital and Family & Children's Services report highly competitive salaries for Mental Health Therapists.

Average Mental Health Therapist Salary By Location

As a Mental Health Therapist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $45,614 per year or $21.93 per hour. The top city when it comes to Mental Health Therapist salaries is Anchorage, AK at $57,041 per year. The Anchorage, AK average entry-level salary for Mental Health Therapists is $43,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Mental Health Therapist salaries are Alaska, California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. Georgia, Alabama, and Ohio have the lowest Mental Health Therapist salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Anchorage, AK
$57,041
2
San Jose, CA
$55,640
3
Alamogordo, NM
$49,403
4
Medford, OR
$47,400
5
Minneapolis, MN
$46,997

Average Mental Health Therapist Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Mental Health Therapist works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Pharmaceutical companies, Health Care companies, and Non Profits companies pay their Mental Health Therapists well. Salaries for Mental Health Therapists in Pharmaceutical companies average $47,650 annually, while Health Care companies and Non Profits companies pay $45,921 and $45,845, respectively. The average salary for Mental Health Therapists in the Finance industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $43,709.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Pharmaceutical
$47,650
2
Health Care
$45,921
3
Non Profits
$45,845
4
Professional
$44,132
5
Finance
$43,709

RECENTLY ADDED Mental Health Therapist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Odyssey House of Utah
Mental Health Therapist
10/30/2019
$44,800
Lifeworks Northwest
Mental Health Therapist
10/29/2019
$50,907
Lifeworks NW
Mental Health Therapist
10/28/2019
$50,907
Davis Behavioral Health, Inc.
Mental Health Therapist
10/27/2019
$50,000
Lifeworks of Sonoma County
Mental Health Therapist
10/26/2019
$45,914
West Covina Unified
Mental Health Therapist
10/26/2019
$43,694
Geo Group Inc.
Mental Health Therapist
10/24/2019
$55,000
10/20/2019
$89,508
10/16/2019
$55,000
Mental Health Center of Denver
Mental Health Therapist
10/15/2019
$50,255
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