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Mental Health Program Manager Salary

Just over a half of Mental Health Program Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $35K to $78K per year, and the average comes out to $53K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Mental Health Program Managers survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Mental Health Program Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,401 - $77,146
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,208
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90%

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$13.44 - $38.98
(Median)
$13
$21
$39
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,401 - $77,146  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$35,058 - $78,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $38.98  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.22  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
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).
)
$35,058 - $78,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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


Job skills reported by Mental Health Program Managers are limited. Clinical Supervision and Program Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in 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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $47K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $50K. Mental Health Program Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $66K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Mental Health Program Manager Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Mental Health Program Manager Salaries


Program Management
up arrow 4%

Counseling
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 16%
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