Mental Health Clinician Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Mental Health Clinician is $41,799 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Clinical Psychology and Bilingual.
Mental Health Clinician Total Pay (?
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$32,650 - $56,441
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,799
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Mental Health Clinician Total Pay (?
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$14.66 - $35.17
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,650 - $56,441  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
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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$32,410 - $61,176  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 829
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.66 - $35.17  
   
Overtime
$1.20 - $37.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,964  
   
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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$32,410 - $61,176  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 829
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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.

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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

San Jose
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Los Angeles
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Worcester
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New York
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Phoenix
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Sacramento
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New Haven
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National Average
$43,000
Atlanta
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Philadelphia
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Boston
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Springfield
up arrow 8%
Providence
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Indianapolis
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Chicago
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Columbus
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Mental Health Clinician Reviews

What is it like working as a Mental Health Clinician?
Mental Health Clinician in New Orleans:
"Helping Others Is Extremely Validating."
Pros: Having contact with other people, facilitating change and watching others grow and improve.
Cons: My casework is never ending.

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Experience Affects Mental Health Clinician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Mental Health Clinician Salaries

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 30%
Bilingual
up arrow 16%
Counseling
up arrow 1%
Case Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$43,000
Group Therapy
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 260 votes.

Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
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: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%
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