A Behavioral Health Specialist earns an average salary of $45,157 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Patient Education, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Patient Counseling, 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 income for this job.

$26,863 - $67,882
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$68K
MEDIAN: $45,156
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$11.73 - $30.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$26,863 - $67,882  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $1,987  
Total Pay (?
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$25,500 - $65,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $30.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$9.93 - $47.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $1,987  
   
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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$25,500 - $65,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142

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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
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
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 57%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Behavioral Health Specialist Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 42%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 32%

Patient Counseling
up arrow 31%


Bilingual
up arrow 18%

National Average
$39,000

Case Management
up arrow 14%

Group Therapy
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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