The psychotherapist salary is between $37,411 – $153,998, at a median of $49,274. The salary per hour is between $20.18 – $119.18. Highly qualified and experienced pyschotherapist earn top-tier income above $100,000. The psychotherapist job description in a way influence the psychotherapist salary, though the earnings is not regulated in any way.
A psychotherapist may work in an established industry or private practice, those working in the private practice earn mostly per hour. In the United States the psychotherapist can get referrals from state establishments, hospitals and agencies. This may cause a bit of competition among psychotherapist in private practice who may charge lower fees to attract clients.
However past data shows that psychotherapist salary is between $30,000-60,000 annually, this is extracted from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Recent job openings for psychotherapist shows employers offering around $50,000 -$60,000.
The psychotherapist salary is highly variable, professionals in private practice earn more that $60,000 and up to $200,000 per annum. The earnings in the private sector depends on the type of client, and work done, but for those working with an establishment salary is quite fixed. Psychotherapist salary are augmented with lecturing, writing books and articles, or running workshops abroad.
The average psychotherapist salary is between $37,411 – $153,998, at a median of $49,274. The Average salary per hour is put at $20.18 – $119.18, this may increase with time. Factors such as employer, location, experience, skills, reputation, credentials and age may influence how much you receive as salary.
Most psychotherapist start out with established organization before setting up their own practice, reputation, skills and credentials may greatly influence how much the psychotherapist salary is per annum. The earning per hour may vary from client to client, the number of hours worked does not guarantee increased income, especially when you have to reduce charges for poor customers.
Psychotherapist Job Description
The job of the psychotherapist is mostly emotional support, Psychotherapists work with individuals on a one-to-one basis, with couples and families, and with groups of clients. The client is an active participant in the therapies. Psychotherapists may also appear in court to give testimony or account of an individual.
- The work in hospitals, therapist centers, rehabs, sports institutions, schools and places where emotional stability is required. A psychotherapist job description include the following below:
- They encourage them to reflect on their lives and relationships, and learn new skills such as managing anger or anxiety.
- Keeping abreast of developments in theory and research.
- Understanding inner conflicts as well as processing a patient’s emotions, behaviors and thought patterns are among the responsibilities of a psychotherapist.
- Conducting group sessions in a training capacity for other professionals, such as social workers, nurses and teachers, who are interested in learning more about how groups work and how they function within them.
- A psychotherapist works with a variety of therapy methods, including hypo-psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and even humanistic and integrative psychotherapy.
- Undergoing supervision (in order to raise personal issues and professional concerns arising from work) with another appropriately qualified person, as well as supervising other psychotherapists.
- Collaborating with other professionals that need their professional inputs.
Psychotherapist Schools and Educational Requirements
A psychotherapist is a trained professional, who has undergone a rigorous training to discharge their duties in a professional manner. To became a psychotherapist you must have a bachelors degree in Psychotherapy, a graduate degree will be an advantage. A Masters degree or a PhD may be required by some employers before they can work as a psychotherapist.
In the United States you will need to be certified by the National Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), after your graduate degree. Then get licensed by the state you wish to practice, overseas you may only need your graduate degree in psychotherapist to practice.