Entry-Level Mental Health Technician Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Mental Health Technician is $11.35 per hour.

$19,227 - $39,907
(Median)
$19K
$27K
$40K
MEDIAN: $27,416
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$9.10 - $14.94
(Median)
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,227 - $39,907  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $604  
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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$19,186 - $33,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $14.94  
   
Overtime
$12.36 - $20.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $604  
   
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).
)
$19,186 - $33,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 474

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Mental Health Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Mental Health Technician in Jacksonville:
Have compassion for others. Leave all home problems at home. Never take hurtful things the patients say to heart. Remember that they are not always in their right state of mind. Always observe your patients and watch body language.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Mental Health Technician Salaries

Counseling
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Patient Education
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National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 32%