A Behavioral Health Technician earns an average wage of $12.23 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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$18,937 - $49,493
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MEDIAN: $30,203
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Behavioral Health Technician Total Pay (?
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$9.00 - $16.40
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,937 - $49,493  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $302.01  
Total Pay (?
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$19,242 - $39,827  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $16.40  
   
Overtime
$4.60 - $24.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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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$19,242 - $39,827  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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Job Description for Behavioral Health Technician
  • 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.
Read more about: Mental Health Technicians
Pay Difference By Location
Phoenix
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National Average
$27,000
Tucson
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Experience Affects Behavioral Health Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 16 votes.
Gender
Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 31%
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