Mental Health Therapist Salary in the US

$46,800
per year
per month
$3,900
per month
per year
Bonus
$1,400/year
Bonus
$120/month

Mental Health Therapist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Mental Health Therapist is $46,800 per year ($3,900 per month), which is $6,690 (-13%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A Mental Health Therapist can expect an average starting salary of $36,450. The highest salaries can exceed $79,450.
$36,450
Low
$46,800
Average salary
$79,450
High
$3,040
Low
$3,900
Average salary
$6,620
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$42,500
$84,950
Salary$36,450 - 79,450
Bonus$0 - 5,500
Total Pay$36,450 - 84,950
$0
$3,540
$7,080
Salary$3,040 - 6,620
Bonus$0 - 460
Total Pay$3,040 - 7,080

Mental Health Therapist Salary Range

Low
$36,450
Average salary
$46,800
Senior
$54,770
High
$79,450
Low
$3,040
Average salary
$3,900
Senior
$4,560
High
$6,620

Mental Health Therapist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Clinical Mental Health Therapist$58K/year
+23% 
Licensed Mental Health Therapist$54K/year
+16% 
School Based Mental Health Therapist$45K/year
 -5%

Mental Health Therapist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Mental Health Therapist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $38,680 per year. A mid level Mental Health Therapist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $42,680, while a Senior Mental Health Therapist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $50,250. Mental Health Therapists with more than 20 years of experience earn $51,120 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Mental Health Therapist

Late Career▲ +9%
Senior▲ +7%
Average Salary$46,800/year
Mid Level▼ -9%
Entry Level▼ -17%

Gender Breakdown

Female
85%
Male
15%

Mental Health Therapist - Jobs by Location

Mental Health Therapist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Mental Health Therapist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
Jobemail
Don’t miss out on new job openings!
Create a job alert for: Mental Health Therapist
It's free, and you can cancel email updates at any time

Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Mental Health Therapist

How much does a Mental Health Therapist make in the US?
A Mental Health Therapist in the US earns an average of $46,800 gross per year, which is about $3,900 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Mental Health Therapist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Mental Health Therapist in the US?
The starting salary of a Mental Health Therapist in the US is around $36,450 gross per year.
What is the highest salary for a Mental Health Therapist in the US?
The highest salary of a Mental Health Therapist in the US can reach and exceed $79,450 gross per year.
Mental Health Therapist Jobs
Get new jobs by email!
Get email updates for the latest Mental Health Therapist jobs
It's free, and you can cancel email updates at any time