The average salary for a Mental Health Clinician is $41,529 per year.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Clinical Psychology is associated with high pay for this job.
Mental Health Clinician Total Pay (?
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$32,337 - $56,806
(Median)
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48K
57K
MEDIAN: $41,529
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Mental Health Clinician Total Pay (?
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$14.64 - $34.80
(Median)
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22
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35
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,337 - $56,806  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,981  
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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$32,172 - $61,578  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 718
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.64 - $34.80  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,981  
   
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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$32,172 - $61,578  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 718
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Job Description for Mental Health Clinician
Mental health clinicians help treat and diagnose individuals who have (or may have) any psychological issues. They work with patients directly using many different techniques, including evaluating patients, conducting therapy sessions (either individual or group), advocating for their patient, and attending court hearings on behalf of their patient. Mental health clinicians may work with individuals dealing with a number of difficult issues, such as addiction, relationship violence, and many different types of trauma.
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Mental Health Clinician Tasks
  • Participate in peer reviews and trainings, including making presentations.
  • Connect clients to services, support and resources.
  • Counsel clients during emergency and crisis events.
  • Work directly with clients to assess health, create plans and evaluate progress.
  • Visit clients at work, home or social settings to assess progress.
Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Clinician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
up arrow 17%
Phoenix
up arrow 6%
Sacramento
up arrow 4%
National Average
$42,000
Atlanta
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Philadelphia
up arrow 4%
Boston
up arrow 6%
Springfield
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Chicago
up arrow 16%
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Experience Affects Mental Health Clinician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Mental Health Clinician Salaries

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 25%
Case Management
up arrow 1%
Counseling
up arrow 1%
National Average
$42,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 239 votes.
Gender
Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%
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