Certified Peer Specialist Salary

The average wage for a Certified Peer Specialist is $12.85 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Counseling and Group Therapy.

$21,070 - $42,255
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MEDIAN: $31,381
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$9.85 - $16.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,070 - $42,255  
   
Bonus
$51.06 - $8,808  
Total Pay (?
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$20,604 - $37,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $16.50  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $24.83  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$51.06 - $8,808  
   
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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$20,604 - $37,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 317

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Job Description for Certified Peer Specialist

Certified peer specialists are tasked with developing and teaching ways to help people cope with mental illnesses. Promoting values that hint toward recovery, such as positive reinforcement, independence, and wellness, is a large part of this job, and these specialists must also influence the behaviors of patients, listening to those that need an ear, and serve as a role model.

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Certified Peer Specialist Tasks

  • Meet individually and in groups to encourage and support designated peers.
  • Model skills and behaviors.
  • Teach and mentor individuals on identified topics.
  • Document interactions, goals, outcomes, and resources.
  • Lead introspective and networking activities and events.

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Q: What is it like working as a Certified Peer Specialist?

Certified Peer Specialist in Snow Hill:
"Overwhelming Rewarding."
Pros: Everyday I come to work and know that I am making a difference. I know when I finish my day someone has had some form of change of thinking about addiction. Most of my coworkers are fantastic people and very supportive of me.
Cons: Stress.

Certified Peer Specialist in Oak Ridge:
"Incredibly Rewarding, High Stress Level."
Pros: Working with Clients. Giving back to Help those that helped me.
Cons: It can be a very high stress level enviroment.

Certified Peer Specialist in Boulder:
"I get paid with satisfaction, not financial compensation."
Pros: It's amazing to work with such amazing minds and co-workers who truly want to help.
Cons: The pay SUCKS and no one could live on this salary.

Certified Peer Specialist in Brooklyn:
"I enjoy my career have been doing it for many years."
Pros: Sharing my life experience with other Veterans and letting them know that if I can make it, with my mental illness so can they.
Cons: The commute is to much at times.

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Key Stats for Certified Peer Specialist

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Certified Peer Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$28,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Certified Peer Specialist Salaries

Counseling
▲11%

Group Therapy
▲11%

Health and Wellness
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼2%

Facilitator
▼3%

Mentoring
▼4%

Documentation
▼8%

Patient Counseling
▼8%

Client Interaction
▼10%

Case Management
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 36%