Mental Health Program Manager Salary

For Mental Health Program Managers, annual average wages total $54K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Mental Health Program Managers (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Mental Health Program Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,613 - $80,069
$36K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,886
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90%

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$11.82 - $32.66
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MEDIAN: $19.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,613 - $80,069  
   
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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$34,548 - $77,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $32.66  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $45.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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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$34,548 - $77,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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


Mental Health Program Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Program Development, People Management, and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 14 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those educated in Clinical Supervision tend to be well versed in 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 in their first five years can expect to earn $48K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $56K. Mental Health Program Managers bring in $57K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $64K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,341

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

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mental Health Program Managers, 44 percent above the national average. Mental Health Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+25 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and Denver (+17 percent). Richmond is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of 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
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Mental Health Program Manager Salaries

▲19%

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$53,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Mental Health Program Manager Salaries

Program Development
▲37%

People Management
▲14%



▲1%

National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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