Mental Health Program Manager Salary

The majority of Mental Health Program Managers in the United States — more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $35K to $79K per year, and the median is $53K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Mental Health Program Managers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Mental Health Program Managers survey respondents are women (77 percent).

$36,471 - $78,016

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$13.88 - $38.56

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,471 - $78,016  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,300  
Total Pay (?
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$35,121 - $78,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 353
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.88 - $38.56  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,300  
   
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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$35,121 - $78,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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


Survey takers who work as Mental Health Program Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Clinical Supervision and Program Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Clinical Supervision also tend to know Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Program Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $47K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $51K. Mental Health Program Managers bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. Mental Health Program Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is 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: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%
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