Behavioral Health Technician Salary

The average wage for a Behavioral Health Technician is $13.10 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$23,026 - $43,582
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MEDIAN: $30,558
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$10.26 - $17.52
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$0$43K
Salary $23,026 - $43,582
Bonus $98.63 - $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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$21,704 - $38,983
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 120
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.26 - $17.52
Hourly Tips $1.50
Overtime $13.34 - $25.09
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $98.63 - $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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$21,704 - $38,983
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 700

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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
  • Participate in patient's treatment planning with other staff
  • 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
  • Dispense medications as directed by physician

Common Career Paths for Behavioral Health Technician


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Pay by Experience Level for Behavioral Health Technician

Pay by Experience for a Behavioral Health Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Behavioral Health Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 587 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Behavioral Health Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Behavioral Health Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 97 salaries. A Behavioral Health Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 21 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,052

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Behavioral Health Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Behavioral Health Technician?

Behavioral Health Technician in New Baltimore:
"The good, the bad, and the ugly."
Pros: Very rewarding when you can help/change someone's life.
Cons: Mandations, rough hours, hard work,

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Key Stats for Behavioral Health Technician

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Behavioral Health Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$29,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Behavioral Health Technician Salaries

Medical Terminology
▲3%




Case Management
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$29,000

Psychiatric
▼4%

Counseling
▼6%

psychology
▼7%

CPR
▼12%

Documentation
▼13%

Customer Service
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 37%
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