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Mental Health Program Manager Salary

With a little more than half of Mental Health Program Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Mental Health Program Managers is $52K annually and can range from $35K on the lower end to $78K per year near the higher end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. The majority of Mental Health Program Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Mental Health Program Managers survey respondents are women (75 percent).
$36,550 - $77,089
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52K
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77K
MEDIAN: $52,448
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$13.34 - $38.33
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,550 - $77,089  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,710  
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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$35,192 - $78,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 319
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.34 - $38.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,710  
   
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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$35,192 - $78,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
United States (change)

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


Survey takers who work as Mental Health Program Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those familiar with Clinical Supervision, Program Management and Counseling will likely experience a boost in pay, earning between 3 percent to 11 percent above the national average. Most people familiar with 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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $46K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $50K. Mental Health Program Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $65K.

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Experience Affects Mental Health Program Manager Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Mental Health Program Manager Salaries



Counseling
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National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 16%