How Much Do Hypnotherapists Make?
Whilst helping people break through their problems, grow and self actualize, and live better, more fulfilled lives is a huge reason so many people choose a career as a hypnotherapist, money is also obviously a massive consideration for anyone when they’re choosing what they want to do with their lives.
After all, everyone needs to be comfortable, and you’re not going to be able to help anyone if you can’t afford to pay your bills, are you!
But don’t worry. As a profession, and approached correctly, hypnotherapy can be extremely lucrative, especially in ways that you might not have considered. Here’s why.
What does a hypnotherapist do?
First, it’s important to establish what a hypnotherapist does.
As a hypnotherapist, you’ll be inducing a hypnotic trance in your clients and helping them deal with the problems and issues they face. That list of problems is huge, and can cover things that might seem relatively mundane such as overcoming a fear of public speaking for an upcoming work even, all the way to crippling and destructive depression or addiction problems.
However, that’s just the physical, nuts and bolts aspect of the career.
What you actually do is let people overcome the barriers that hold them back from becoming the person they wish they can be.
That’s an incredibly valuable skill, and if you can actually help people, the amount of joy and freedom you’ll be bringing your clients is almost incalculable.
Ignoring that slightly hyperbolic statement, how much do hypnotherapists actually make? To answer this, we”ll be looking at the average wage in both the USA and the UK.
The national average wage for a hypnotherapist in the USA
According to the American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists (AAPH,) the national average wage for hypnotherapy is $85 an hour, but this figure can fluctuate depending on where you are in the country, and how qualified you are. (1)
For example, on both coasts, in more urban states, you could be looking at hourly rates as high as $150, dropping to around $60 when you’re talking about more centralised states. This makes sense, especially considering the differing economies and costs of living each state can have.
The national average wage for a hypnotherapist in the UK
According to JobZoo, the wages of a hypnotherapist in the UK can vary wildly based on experience and length of practice, but vary between £50 and £300 per session. (2)
A newly registered hypnotherapist obviously earns more, and there are forms of treatment which pay much higher than others, but after a few years, apparent yearly salaries can excess £70,000.
How to earn more as a hypnotherapist
First things first, bear in mind that some forms of treatment are worth a whole lot more to you than others.
As an example, hypnotherapy sessions to stop clients smoking can be charged at double or more the usual rate. A lot of therapists actually base the costs of these types of sessions on how much money they’re going to save a client. And when you consider a smoking habit can cost someone thousands every single year for the rest of their lives…
Second, as with everything, what you can charge is based heavily on experience and qualifications.
The longer you’ve been working and the higher your experience level, the more you can comfortably charge because you’re going to be more comfortable in your role, confident of your skills and capable of dealing with any situation put in front of you.
When it comes to certifications, there are a few certification bodies to look out for. Generally, the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) National Hypnotherapy Society or General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) are what you should be looking for. These bodies are government certified so you know a teacher or training class certified by any of them is legitimate and effective.
What can a career in hypnotherapy lead to?
As hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy, it can be safely used alongside other forms of therapy to supplement and strengthen your practice. As you progress in your career, you might be inclined to certify in psychology or other forms of complementary therapy,
You should also consider other avenues of income. As examples, businesses will pay good money for anyone who can make their employees more effective, and hypnotherapy techniques for calmness and mindset can easily be adapted into a business setting. There’s also teaching to consider, as well as information products like books and video courses.
The most effective method to learn hypnotherapy
As we’ve discussed, when you’re looking for a hypnotherapy course, you should be looking for certain things. You’re probably perceptive enough that you’ve realised what most of these are, but here’s the list, condensed into a handy format:
- Accredited certification from a nationally recognised governing body like the NCH or GHSC. This is incredibly important as there’s no actual law against teaching uncertified hypnotherapy, so make sure that your teacher is legitimate before you begin.
- A syllabus that is wide reaching, but also goes deep into the mindset and effects of hypnosis. Hypnosis is a hugely influential subject that can be taken as far and as deep as you’d like to take it. After all, the more you understand the inner workings of the mind and why people act the way they do, as well as how our minds work and process problems, the better equipped you will be to help your clients with their lives and problems.
- If possible, your course should cover more than just hypnotherapy. As we’ve discussed, hypnotherapy is a fantastic tool, but it’s better when used alongside other complementary therapies.
In our opinion, there’s only one hypnotherapy teacher right now who offers all of this. That’s Marisa Peer.
Her revolutionary method of hypnotherapy, Rapid Transformational Therapy, is a full spectrum, wide reaching treatment practice created from all of the knowledge and experience of her 30 years of teaching and healing.
Fully certified, fully accredited and recognised by the highest teaching authorities, with support from Marisa herself, there is no single course out there that offers more or will turn you into a more effective hypnotist or therapist.