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Educational Therapy Salary in Nevada

In the busy and bustling state of Nevada, there simply are not enough qualified educational therapists to go around. This means that there are constantly job openings in the field, and that the people who fill those job openings enjoy extremely lucrative salaries and excellent job security. This is great news for those entering into the educational therapy field. In these very difficult economic times, it's so hard to find a job that you know will pay well and where you will not be laid off at random. With that said, let's take a look at the average salary for Nevada educational therapists, keeping in mind that many professionals' salaries will fall well above or well below the average.

In the state of Nevada, the average salary for an educational therapist is approximately $88,000 per year. That's quite a large figure, and it can be very impressive and inspiring to those new to the field or who are still studying to enter it. However, do be aware, as mentioned above, that not everyone will make this much. On the other hand, some will make well above it. The truth is that many, many factors, including where you live and work, your level of education, the amount of experience you have, and others, all have an impact on your salary. The good news about this is that there are things that you can do to ensure you fall on the higher end of the spectrum. Education: Education is one of the biggest factors that goes toward determining what your annual salary will be. If you only have a bachelor's degree, for example, you will only be eligible for extremely entry level positions within the educational field, such as educational therapy assistant or special needs learning tutor. As such, you can't expect to make anywhere near the $88,000 figure quoted above. By earning a master's degree, however, which is the most common degree in the field, you can increase not only your salary but also your chances of promotion, which can also lead to more money in your pocket. Obtaining a doctoral degree, commonly referred to as a PhD can increase your salary even more. And, at any educational level, you can increase your knowledge and your pay by opting for specialized certifications or coursework in specialized areas of the field. It really is true, at least in the world of educational therapy, that the more you know the more your salary grows! Also, if you are worried about financing continuing education and are already employed in the field, be sure to check with your employer, as many will finance all or part of your education, often with the stipulation that you continue working for them for a set amount of time after receiving your degree.

Location:

It should come as no surprise that those Nevada residents working in larger cities, like Las Vegas and Reno, tend to bring home a larger salary than those working in smaller cities throughout the state. Some of this, of course, is owed to the higher cost of living in larger cities, but the higher salary is also due to the increased demand for qualified professionals. In short, the more you are needed, the more you can earn. While you shouldn't pick up and move just to make a little more money, it might be worth it to make a daily commute to a larger area if possible. Definitely compare salaries in your area and surrounding areas if this is a switch you think you would like to make for more money.