Mental Health Program Manager Salary

With 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 $53K per year and can range from $35K on the lower end to $78K per year near the higher end. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Mental Health Program Managers making up 76 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,708 - $77,277
(Median)
$37K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,269
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$13.28 - $38.77
(Median)
$13
$21
$39
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,708 - $77,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
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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$35,068 - $78,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 313
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $38.77  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
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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$35,068 - $78,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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


Mental Health Program Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Clinical Supervision and Program Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Most people 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $48K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $51K. Mental Health Program Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $53K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Mental Health Program Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $65K on average.

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Experience Affects Mental Health Program Manager Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Mental Health Program Manager Salaries



Counseling
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%