An average Mental Health Program Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $53K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most Mental Health Program Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Mental Health Program Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,117 - $80,208
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$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,370
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$12.03 - $34.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,117 - $80,208  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,145  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$34,260 - $78,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $34.51  
   
Overtime
$13.96 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,145  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$34,260 - $78,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Job Description for Mental Health Program Manager

Mental health program managers are in charge of creating and overseeing mental health programs in their organization. They are responsible for promoting and performing follow-ups as needed by their company or patients. They provide correct information to patients and families regarding eligibility requirements, and they design and monitor program progress, modifying programs as as needed. Mental health program managers lead efforts to increase patient satisfaction, communicate with mental health professionals to resolve patient concerns, and meet with patients' families to provide emotional and logistical support.

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Mental Health Program Manager Tasks

  • Provide for referrals and community contacts.
  • Adhere to local, state and federal guidelines and regulations.
  • Oversee day-to-day operational and clinical activities.
  • Supervise staff and give clinical direction.
  • Participate in program development.

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Popular Skills for Mental Health Program Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Program Development, People Management, and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 64 percent, 17 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Most people who know Clinical Supervision also know Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Program Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Mental Health Program Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $54K. Mental Health Program Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $65K.

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What is it like working as a Mental Health Program Manager?

Mental Health Program Manager in Chicago:
"It's the best job I've ever had. I love to work with people!"
Pros: I really get to help a person. The ability of implementing change upon a persons life is a great feeling. Utilizing different techniques and groups to approach different people and there individual issues. Overall the joy of helping a person in the time of need.
Cons: Not having the proper staffing or safety for the patients and staff.

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Experience Affects Mental Health Program Manager Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Mental Health Program Manager Salaries

Program Development
up arrow 64%

People Management
up arrow 17%


Program Management
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Counseling
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National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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