Mental Health Associate Salary

The average rate for a Mental Health Associate is $13.78 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Group Therapy is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$23,315 - $49,777
(Median)
$23K
$31K
$50K
MEDIAN: $31,152
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$10.40 - $18.95
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$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,315 - $49,777  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
Total Pay (?
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$22,690 - $41,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $18.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$2.80 - $34.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
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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$22,690 - $41,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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Job Description for Mental Health Associate

  • 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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Experience Affects Mental Health Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$31,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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