Behavioral Health Specialist Salary

A Behavioral Health Specialist earns an average wage of $16.19 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Patient Education, Patient Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Counseling, and Bilingual. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$29,311 - $71,963
$29K
$47K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,008
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$11.86 - $29.82
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MEDIAN: $16.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,311 - $71,963  
   
Bonus
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$26,122 - $68,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $29.82  
   
Overtime
$10.44 - $37.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$750  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,122 - $68,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 149

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Pay by Experience Level for Behavioral Health Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Behavioral Health Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Behavioral Health Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 183 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Behavioral Health Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Behavioral Health Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 57 salaries. A Behavioral Health Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 17 salaries.

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Key Stats for Behavioral Health Specialist

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Behavioral Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲27%

▲12%

National Average
$40,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Behavioral Health Specialist Salaries

Patient Education
▲39%

Patient Counseling
▲29%


▲19%

Bilingual
▲17%

Training
▲14%

Case Management
▲9%

National Average
$40,000

Group Therapy
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 19%
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