Mental Health Program Manager Salary

Over one-half of Mental Health Program Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $35K to $79K per year, but median earnings come to around $53K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Mental Health Program Managers making up 77 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,396 - $77,856
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,619
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$13.94 - $38.77
(Median)
$14
$21
$39
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,396 - $77,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,490  
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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$35,145 - $78,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 347
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $38.77  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,490  
   
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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$35,145 - $78,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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


Professional skills reported by Mental Health Program Managers are few in number. Clinical Supervision and Program Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively. The majority of those 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.


Mental Health Program Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $47K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $51K. Mental Health Program Managers bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $66K.

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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
$52,000



Skills That Affect Mental Health Program Manager Salaries


Program Management
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Counseling
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%
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