Mental Health Therapist salary in the United States

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Based on 3,547 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Mental Health Therapists make?
The average total salary for a Mental Health Therapist is $48,500 per year. This is based on data from 3,547 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Mental Health Therapist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Mental Health Therapist salary can vary between $21,000 to $87,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Mental Health Therapist salary by location

Mental Health Therapist salary by company

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US Department Of Health & Human Services, Marion County, OR
15 income tax records
$48K – $72K
Pacific Clinics, Los Angeles County, CA
19 income tax records
$20K – $67K
Community Mental Health, Ingham County, MI
11 income tax records
$20K – $62K

Mental Health Therapist demographics in United States

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63% are single
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37% are married
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35% have kids
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52% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Mental Health Therapists in United States

3,547 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a mental health therapist in the United States is $48,500 per year. Mental health therapist salaries in the United States can vary between $21,000 to $87,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 3,547 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as mental health therapist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for mental health therapists in the United States: US Department of Health & Human Services ($57,000 a year), Pacific Clinics ($54,000 a year), and Community Mental Health ($52,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for mental health therapists in the United States: Bakersfield Metro Area, CA ($69,500 a year), San Jose Metro Area, CA ($68,000 a year), and San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($67,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.