Mental Health Clinician Salary

A Mental Health Clinician earns an average salary of $43,806 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Clinical Psychology is associated with high pay for this job.
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$34,426 - $58,731
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MEDIAN: $44,450
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$15.18 - $32.21
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$0$61K
Salary $34,426 - $58,731
Bonus $148.99 - $6,040
Profit Sharing $24,566
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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$33,791 - $61,164
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 703
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $15.18 - $32.21
Overtime $11.75 - $40.44
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $148.99 - $6,040
Profit Sharing $24,566
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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$33,791 - $61,164
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 262

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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

  • Work directly with clients to assess health, create plans and evaluate progress.
  • Visit clients at work, home or social settings to assess progress.
  • Counsel clients during emergency and crisis events.
  • Participate in peer reviews and trainings, including making presentations.
  • Connect clients to services, support and resources.

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Mental Health Clinician Job Listings

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Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Clinician

Pay by Experience for a Mental Health Clinician has a positive trend. An entry-level Mental Health Clinician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 623 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mental Health Clinician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 222 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Clinician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 128 salaries. A Mental Health Clinician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 60 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,605

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Mental Health Clinician Reviews

Q: 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.

Mental Health Clinician in Hartford:
Pros: The time flexibility. The clients. Some co-workers.
Cons: The commute. The way the organization is run. The inequality.

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Key Stats for Mental Health Clinician

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Mental Health Clinician Salaries

▲17%

▲14%

▲7%

National Average
$45,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Mental Health Clinician Salaries

Clinical Psychology
▲24%

Assessment
▲8%

Bilingual
▲6%

Spanish Language
▲6%


National Average
$45,000

▼1%



Crisis Intervention
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%
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