Mental Health Specialist Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Mental Health Specialist is $15.27 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Mental Health Specialist Total Pay (?
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$27,445 - $54,515
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MEDIAN: $40,826
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Mental Health Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.18 - $24.62
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,445 - $54,515  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,589  
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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$23,930 - $54,219  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $24.62  
   
Overtime
$14.62 - $28.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,589  
   
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).
)
$23,930 - $54,219  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
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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

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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 33%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Mental Health Specialist Salaries

National Average
$36,000
Counseling
up arrow 1%
Case Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 22%
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