Psychotherapist Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics psychotherapists typically earn between $30,000-60,000 annually. However, a recent survey by suggests that the national average for psychotherapists is right around $58,000 a year. How much a psychotherapist earns on an annual basis is determined in large party by the industry they work in, whether they work for a private vs goverment organization as well as their previous work experience and education.

While on average psychotherapists don't earn much more than $60,000 a year, there is no limit to how much a psychotherapist can earn. Those who are entrepreneurial, open up their own practice and develop a large and loyal clientele can earn well into the six figures. However, most successful psychotherapists who run their own practice first gained a few years of work experience working with a healthcare organization or other independent agency. If you're interested in the option of self-employment and running your own practice just remember there are substantial overhead costs, insurance claims and other factors to consider.

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Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,,

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