The average pay for a Mental Health Associate is $12.67 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Mental Health Associate Total Pay (?
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$20,361 - $49,833
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MEDIAN: $30,855
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Mental Health Associate Total Pay (?
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$9.93 - $18.51
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,361 - $49,833  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $391.49  
Total Pay (?
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$21,029 - $44,519  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $18.51  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $19.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $391.49  
   
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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$21,029 - $44,519  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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

Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 9 votes.
Gender
Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 25%
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