A Mental Health Clinician earns an average salary of $43,659 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Clinical Psychology, Spanish Language, and Assessment.
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$33,183 - $59,047
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MEDIAN: $43,659
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$14.82 - $32.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,183 - $59,047  
   
Bonus
$481.77 - $6,183  
Profit Sharing
$9,400  
Total Pay (?
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$32,578 - $61,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 680
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.82 - $32.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$4.07 - $41.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$481.77 - $6,183  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,400  
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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$32,578 - $61,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,747

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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




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Mental Health Clinician Salaries

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 27%

Assessment
up arrow 11%

Spanish Language
up arrow 11%

Bilingual
up arrow 5%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 2%

Counseling
0%

Group Therapy
0%

National Average
$44,000

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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