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Creative Arts Therapists

Earnings

A therapist's annual salary depends on experience, level of training, and education. Working on a hospital staff or being self-employed also affects annual income. Art therapists earned median annual salaries of $44,314 in 2019, according to PayScale.com. Salaries ranged from $34,000 to $61,000. Art therapists who have Ph.D.'s and are licensed for private practice can earn between $75 and $150 per hour, according to the American Art Therapy Association. However those in private practice must pay professional expenses such as insurance and office rental.

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