Average Senior Therapist Salary
$41,000 yearly
$14.64 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$25,000
10 %
$41,000
Median
$65,000
90 %
Senior therapists in the United States make an average salary of $41,172 per year or $19.79 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level senior therapist salary is roughly $25,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $65,000. If you like following the crowd, health care and non profits companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out non profits, health care, and finance companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. West Virginia, California, Alaska, Oregon, and Virginia provide the highest senior therapist salaries.

Average Senior Therapist Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where senior therapists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Senior Therapist average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$48,323
$48,323
$23.23
$23.23
Alaska
Alaska
$54,864
$54,864
$26.38
$26.38
Arizona
Arizona
$46,750
$46,750
$22.48
$22.48
Arkansas
Arkansas
$41,686
$41,686
$20.04
$20.04
California
California
$55,375
$55,375
$26.62
$26.62
Colorado
Colorado
$52,797
$52,797
$25.38
$25.38
Connecticut
Connecticut
$50,426
$50,426
$24.24
$24.24
Delaware
Delaware
$51,514
$51,514
$24.77
$24.77
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$51,293
$51,293
$24.66
$24.66
Florida
Florida
$39,119
$39,119
$18.81
$18.81
Georgia
Georgia
$40,906
$40,906
$19.67
$19.67
Hawaii
Hawaii
$43,589
$43,589
$20.96
$20.96
Idaho
Idaho
$48,815
$48,815
$23.47
$23.47
Illinois
Illinois
$39,912
$39,912
$19.19
$19.19
Indiana
Indiana
$51,540
$51,540
$24.78
$24.78
Iowa
Iowa
$39,215
$39,215
$18.85
$18.85
Kansas
Kansas
$39,766
$39,766
$19.12
$19.12
Kentucky
Kentucky
$52,876
$52,876
$25.42
$25.42
Louisiana
Louisiana
$40,056
$40,056
$19.26
$19.26
Maine
Maine
$48,202
$48,202
$23.17
$23.17
Maryland
Maryland
$48,347
$48,347
$23.24
$23.24
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$45,527
$45,527
$21.89
$21.89
Michigan
Michigan
$42,555
$42,555
$20.46
$20.46
Minnesota
Minnesota
$47,748
$47,748
$22.96
$22.96
Mississippi
Mississippi
$50,232
$50,232
$24.15
$24.15
Missouri
Missouri
$49,316
$49,316
$23.71
$23.71
Montana
Montana
$38,669
$38,669
$18.59
$18.59
Nebraska
Nebraska
$48,897
$48,897
$23.51
$23.51
Nevada
Nevada
$51,403
$51,403
$24.71
$24.71
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$47,381
$47,381
$22.78
$22.78
New Jersey
New Jersey
$43,363
$43,363
$20.85
$20.85
New Mexico
New Mexico
$42,700
$42,700
$20.53
$20.53
New York
New York
$52,580
$52,580
$25.28
$25.28
North Carolina
North Carolina
$46,084
$46,084
$22.16
$22.16
North Dakota
North Dakota
$47,912
$47,912
$23.03
$23.03
Ohio
Ohio
$45,596
$45,596
$21.92
$21.92
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$42,043
$42,043
$20.21
$20.21
Oregon
Oregon
$54,691
$54,691
$26.29
$26.29
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$52,538
$52,538
$25.26
$25.26
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$49,526
$49,526
$23.81
$23.81
South Carolina
South Carolina
$43,714
$43,714
$21.02
$21.02
South Dakota
South Dakota
$42,549
$42,549
$20.46
$20.46
Tennessee
Tennessee
$41,194
$41,194
$19.80
$19.80
Texas
Texas
$45,669
$45,669
$21.96
$21.96
Utah
Utah
$49,491
$49,491
$23.79
$23.79
Vermont
Vermont
$41,987
$41,987
$20.19
$20.19
Virginia
Virginia
$54,528
$54,528
$26.22
$26.22
Washington
Washington
$51,242
$51,242
$24.64
$24.64
West Virginia
West Virginia
$55,480
$55,480
$26.67
$26.67
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$51,372
$51,372
$24.70
$24.70
Wyoming
Wyoming
$46,724
$46,724
$22.46
$22.46

Highest Paying Cities For Senior Therapist

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$61,816
$61,816
$29.72
$29.72
Lakewood, CO
Lakewood, CO
$52,808
$52,808
$25.39
$25.39
Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring, MD
$48,315
$48,315
$23.23
$23.23
Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque, NM
$42,757
$42,757
$20.56
$20.56

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Family Counselor

    Avg. salary: $36,102

    A Family Counselor treats married couples or family members in order to help them overcome mental or emotional problems. They provide effective treatment measures to help the family members resolve their issues.
    73,389 Family Counselor Jobs
    Child And Family Therapist

    Avg. salary: $49,641

    Child and family therapists are therapists who specialize in treating traumatized children due to neglect or abuse. They always formulate various techniques and activities to treat their patients and help improve the affected family's quality of living while maintaining confidentiality and following HIPAA laws and agency policies and procedures. During treatment, they monitor the progress of their patients and adjust the treatment accordingly. They also train youth counselors to maintain open communication with their families to know the cause and resolve problems faster.
    73,063 Child And Family Therapist Jobs
    Marriage And Family Therapist

    Avg. salary: $49,509

    Marriage and family therapists are health professionals who are licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders of married couples and families. These therapists are required to treat patients with issues such as child and adolescent behavioral problems, depression and anxiety, and marital conflicts. They must observe the interaction of people within units while evaluating and resolving their issues with relationships. Marriage and family therapists must also guide their clients to go through transitional crises such as divorce or death.
    68,200 Marriage And Family Therapist Jobs
    Mental Health Therapist

    Avg. salary: $46,359

    The job of mental health therapists is to guide individuals, groups, couples, and families with problems that are impacting their well-being and mental health. Their duties and responsibilities include encouraging clients to talk about their experiences, examining issues that may affect mental health such as substance abuse and bullying, and assisting clients in defining their goals and action plans. Mental health therapists are also responsible for developing therapeutic processes, referring clients to other services or resources like psychologists, and helping them adjust to life changes.
    62,971 Mental Health Therapist Jobs
    In Home Therapist

    Avg. salary: $23,828

    An in-home therapist provides case management, counseling, resource system development, support system development, and crisis intervention services for family members and children. They provide goal-oriented and structured therapy on referral issues for families that help recover from neglect, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, or physical abuse. Also, they provide time-limited, goal-oriented, and structured therapy in the families' natural environment for families that need help to recover from neglect, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and physical abuse.
    54,754 In Home Therapist Jobs
    Family Therapist

    Avg. salary: $47,412

    A Family Therapist works with couples and families to help ameliorate marital and family issues. They can work in hospitals, treatment programs, government agencies, health organizations, and private practices.
    73,578 Family Therapist Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Senior Therapists The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a senior therapist, being employed by a company such as UC Health or Lake County would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Monarch and Prince William County also report highly competitive salaries for senior therapists.
    Company

    Recently Added Senior Therapist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    The Sante Group
    The Sante Group
    Senior Therapist (Bilingual Preference)
    Senior Therapist (Bilingual Preference)
    Senior Therapist (Bilingual Preference)
    Silver Spring, MD
    Silver Spring, MD
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $54,000
    $54,000
    10/30/2020
    Senior Therapist Physical Specialist
    Senior Therapist Physical Specialist
    Bronxville, NY
    Bronxville, NY
    10/15/2020
    10/15/2020
    $117,744
    $117,744
    10/15/2020
    Senior Therapist Physical Specialist
    Senior Therapist Physical Specialist
    Bronxville, NY
    Bronxville, NY
    10/05/2020
    10/05/2020
    $117,744
    $117,744
    10/05/2020
    The Sante Group
    The Sante Group
    Seniors Therapist-Bilingual Preference
    Seniors Therapist-Bilingual Preference
    Seniors Therapist-Bilingual Preference
    Silver Spring, MD
    Silver Spring, MD
    06/27/2020
    06/27/2020
    $54,000
    $54,000
    06/27/2020
    Senior Therapist
    Senior Therapist
    Albuquerque, NM
    Albuquerque, NM
    01/22/2020
    01/22/2020
    $41,212
    $41,212
    01/22/2020
    Senior Therapist
    Senior Therapist
    Albuquerque, NM
    Albuquerque, NM
    12/21/2019
    12/21/2019
    $41,212
    $41,212
    12/21/2019
    Wisconsin State Government
    Wisconsin State Government
    Senior Therapist
    Senior Therapist
    Senior Therapist
    Waupaca, WI
    Waupaca, WI
    09/18/2019
    09/18/2019
    $48,439
    $48,439
    09/18/2019
    Senior Therapist
    Senior Therapist
    Albuquerque, NM
    Albuquerque, NM
    07/18/2019
    07/18/2019
    $41,212
    $41,212
    07/18/2019
    Senior Therapist
    Senior Therapist
    Albuquerque, NM
    Albuquerque, NM
    05/28/2019
    05/28/2019
    $41,343
    $41,343
    05/28/2019
    SR. Physical Therapist/Sr. Director of Rehab
    SR. Physical Therapist/Sr. Director of Rehab
    San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco, CA
    07/06/2015
    07/06/2015
    $105,123
    $105,123
    07/06/2015

    Average Senior Therapist Salary by Demographic

    Senior Therapist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $57,611
    female-income
    Female Income
    $56,210
    Median Senior Therapist Income by Race
    Hispanic or latino senior therapists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american senior therapists have the lowest average salary at $54,766.
    $59,000
    $58,000
    $57,000
    $56,000
    $55,000
    $54,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$56,461
    Black or African American$54,766
    Asian$57,503
    Unknown$57,535
    Hispanic or Latino$58,290
    Average Senior Therapist Salary by Education Level
    Senior therapists with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $66,109 annually. With a Masters degree, senior therapists earn a median annual income of $56,210 compared to $45,138 for senior therapists with an Bachelors degree.
    $71,000
    $66,000
    $61,000
    $56,000
    $51,000
    $46,000
    $41,000
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Bachelor's Degree$45,138
    Master's Degree$56,210
    Doctorate Degree$66,109