Mental Health Worker Salary

A Mental Health Worker earns an average wage of $12.78 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$25,079 - $43,630

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$9.73 - $17.55

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$25,079 - $43,630  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
Total Pay (?
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$20,983 - $40,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $17.55  
   
Overtime
$4.92 - $26.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
   
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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$20,983 - $40,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362
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Job Description for Mental Health Worker

Hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities typically hire personnel under the title "mental health worker" to assist doctors and nurses with the daily mental health duties. The mental health worker assists in patient monitoring, physical assistance, and performing other general tasks for doctors and nurses. They are in contact with patients and must demonstrate empathy and patience, as well as be adaptable to a variety of situations. While specific tasks required of mental health workers vary by employer, these individuals generally do not possess a medical degree or registered nursing certification.

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Mental Health Worker Tasks

  • Keep records, documentation and patient reports.
  • Supervise individual patients and/or groups in living or therapeutic situations.
  • Care for patients with mental illnesses or disabilities.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Worker

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

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Experience Affects Mental Health Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 28%
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