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Behavioral Health Technician Salary (United States)

A Behavioral Health Technician earns an average wage of $12.34 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Behavioral Health Technician Salary (?
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$19,733 - $43,913
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MEDIAN: $31,088
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Behavioral Health Technician Salary (?
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$9.48 - $16.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,733 - $43,913  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $306.39  
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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$20,268 - $40,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.48 - $16.58  
   
Overtime
$4.80 - $23.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $306.39  
   
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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$20,268 - $40,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Behavioral Health Technician

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

Pay Difference By Location

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$27,000
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Experience Affects Behavioral Health Technician Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 29%