Behavioral Health Technician Salary (United States)

A Behavioral Health Technician earns an average wage of $12.35 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Behavioral Health Technician Total Pay (?
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$19,576 - $46,500
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MEDIAN: $29,644
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Behavioral Health Technician Total Pay (?
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$9.37 - $16.31
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,576 - $46,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $302.01  
Total Pay (?
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$20,167 - $39,246  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.37 - $16.31  
   
Overtime
$4.71 - $23.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $302.01  
   
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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$20,167 - $39,246  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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Job Description for Behavioral Health Technician
Behavioral health technicians generally assist a licensed therapist or nurse. They help individuals who need help with behavioral development and modification of actions. The technician may be required to help design behavioral health programs and treatments that are catered to clients’ needs, as well as provide positive feedback and attempt to correct any negative behavior. The behavioral health technician may work with people who have brain injury or deterioration, depending on the technician's employer. There are generally guidelines that the technician must follow to administer therapy consistently. In some positions, the behavioral health technician must ensure that patients’ medications are consumed.
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Behavioral Health Technician Tasks
  • Make observations and document patient treatment interventions, behavior and progress.
  • Dispense medications as directed by physician.
  • Organize, supervise and encourage patient participation in educational and recreational activities.
  • Assist mentally impaired patients with daily therapeutic and hygiene needs under direction of nursing and medical staff.
  • Participate in patient's treatment planning with other staff.
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Phoenix
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$27,000
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Experience Affects Behavioral Health Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%
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Gender
Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 27%
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