The average wage for a Mental Health Specialist is $15.45 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.Rate goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Mental Health Specialist Total Pay (?
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$25,187 - $54,788
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MEDIAN: $38,945
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Mental Health Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.28 - $25.38
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,187 - $54,788  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
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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$24,259 - $55,397  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 319
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $25.38  
   
Overtime
$14.85 - $32.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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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$24,259 - $55,397  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 319
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Job Description for Mental Health Specialist
  • Develop treatment, prevention and intervention plans emphasis on prevention.
  • Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Gather information about patients using interviews, case histories, observations and assessments.
  • Provide individual, family and group therapy.
Read more about: Counselors, Mental Health
Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Mental Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
Experienced
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 89 votes.
Gender
Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%
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