How Much Does a Psychic Reading Cost? (Price Breakdown)

It only takes help from the right people to find enlightenment and reassurance when one has endless questions about their relationships, their career, themselves, or even the universe. However, these questions tend to come at a cost.

On average, a psychic reading costs $100 to $400 per hour. Those who avail psychic services online are usually charged $1 to over $40 per minute. The price differences depend on several factors, such as the type of reading, the number of questions, the psychic’s specialties, education, experience, and reputation, and the type of service.

It’s best to choose a psychic and a type of reading that suits one’s needs and current situation. How much one will pay for a psychic reading depends on several factors, as explained below.

Cost of Psychic Readings Explained

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As mentioned above, the average price of a psychic reading is $100 to $350 per hour. The cost depends on several factors.

There are different types of psychic readings, and each psychic has a different set of psychic abilities and areas of specialization. In one session, a psychic can also offer more than one type of service  (e.g., a tarot reading as well as a palm reading to answer questions about the past life).

A psychic also bases the price of psychic readings on their years of experience and education. Some psychic advisors have studied one type of psychic ability more extensively than others. Certain metaphysical fields like astrology, runology, and palmistry take several years of study to master.

The price also depends on a psychic’s reputation in the field. One can determine a psychic’s reputation through online searches. Reviews of previous clients greatly help in determining a psychic’s reputation and level of experience.

As for the tip, psychic readers don’t really require it but if you’re satisfied with the service and quality of the reading and want to show your appreciation, then feel free to do so. 

Factors that Affect Price Differences in Psychic Readings

There are many different types of psychic readings. Each type has its expertise in answering certain kinds of questions. Some types of psychic readings and their average price are listed below.


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Astrology is a complex study of the correlation between planetary alignments and terrestrial events. Astrology readings reveal a lot of information in different areas of life, such as relationships, family, career, money, and health based on one’s birth chart.

This metaphysical field requires an in-depth study of astrological charts, which takes years to master, making it one of the most expensive types of psychic readings. Astrology readings usually cost around $100 to $300 per session.


In a reading with a psychic medium, a person can ask questions that they would like the spirits they want to communicate with to answer. On average, psychic mediums charge $75 to $300 per hour.

Palm Reading

Palm reading involves the foretelling of one’s future by studying the characteristics of a person’s hand. The cost of palm readings ranges from $10 to $90, depending on how detailed and intensive it is.

Tarot Reading

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Tarot reading is a divination practice where the psychic interprets the imagery, story, and symbology behind the tarot cards to gain insight about life. The cost of a tarot reading varies greatly depending on the psychic’s level of experience.

Beginners usually charge $1 to $10 per hour. Intermediate readers charge $60 to $80, and professional readers charge $120 or more.

The Type of Service

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Online readings are mostly done via online chat, email, or video chat. Online psychic readings are usually between three to five minutes or 10 to 30 minutes. Some readings take more than 60 minutes or more than 90 minutes.

Online chat reading is the best choice for first-timers, especially if they don’t know what to expect in a psychic reading. This method is not only popular with beginners, but also to those who aren’t comfortable with meeting a psychic in person. This type of service is usually budget-friendly.

Email readings, on the other hand, are not as patronized as online chat readings because the response is not immediate. It may take several minutes, hours, or even days before the client receives a response. A flat rate of $50 is advisable for this type of reading (for 15 to 30 minutes).

A reading through video chat is an excellent choice for those who want to see their psychic advisors face-to-face. This method usually lasts for 10 to 60 minutes or more.

The Psychic’s Level of Experience

A psychic’s level of experience is considered when deciding prices because some psychics have studied one type of psychic ability more extensively than others. Expectedly, the rate of a beginner is different from that of an average or professional psychic.

An entry or beginner level psychic charges $1 to $3.98 per minute, while an average or intermediate psychic charges $3.99 to $6.98 per minute. Psychics that are considered skilled or professional charge $6.99 to $12.98 per minute.

Those who have built a good reputation and gained the trust of the masses (usually those who have written books and are consulted by celebrities) charge $12.99 per minute or more. These types of psychics offer private services and sometimes even go on tours.


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