Mental Health Specialist Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Mental Health Specialist is $15.34 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Mental Health Specialist Salary (?
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$28,395 - $58,783
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,905
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Mental Health Specialist Salary (?
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$10.16 - $23.84
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,395 - $58,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
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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$24,313 - $54,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $23.84  
   
Overtime
$14.89 - $33.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
   
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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$24,313 - $54,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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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.

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Experience Affects Mental Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 16%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Mental Health Specialist Salaries

Counseling
0%
National Average
$36,000
Case Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 23%