A Behavioral Health Specialist earns an average wage of $16.00 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.

$26,835 - $68,616
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MEDIAN: $45,169
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$11.74 - $29.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$26,835 - $68,616  
   
Bonus
$983  
Total Pay (?
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$25,676 - $66,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $29.94  
   
Overtime
$10.44 - $48.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$983  
   
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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$25,676 - $66,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144

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Pay by Experience Level for Behavioral Health Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Behavioral Health Specialist

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
055
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Behavioral Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 60%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Behavioral Health Specialist Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 44%

Patient Counseling
up arrow 34%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 30%


Bilingual
up arrow 21%

Training
up arrow 20%

National Average
$39,000

Case Management
up arrow 13%

Group Therapy
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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