Mental Health Program Manager Salary

Average Mental Health Program Managers in the United States make around $54K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Mental Health Program Managers survey respondents are women (79 percent). A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Mental Health Program Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$35,902 - $81,477
$36K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,202
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$11.82 - $32.66
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MEDIAN: $18.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,902 - $81,477  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,793  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$34,287 - $78,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $32.66  
   
Overtime
$14.10 - $46.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,793  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$34,287 - $78,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Mental Health Program Manager


Survey takers who work as Mental Health Program Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Program Development, People Management, and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 14 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Most people who know Clinical Supervision also know Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Program Manager

Pay by Experience for a Mental Health Program Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Mental Health Program Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 106 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mental Health Program Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Program Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 103 salaries. A Mental Health Program Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,557

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

For those looking to make money, Mental Health Program Managers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Mental Health Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and Denver (+16 percent). Richmond ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average.

Mental Health Program Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Mental Health Program Manager

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Mental Health Program Manager Salaries

▲19%

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$54,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Mental Health Program Manager Salaries

Program Development
▲36%

People Management
▲14%



▼0%

National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 17%
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