The average rate for a Mental Health Worker is $12.72 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Mental Health Worker Total Pay (?
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$24,317 - $40,787
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41K
MEDIAN: $32,394
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Mental Health Worker Total Pay (?
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$9.31 - $18.26
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$24,317 - $40,787  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $962  
Total Pay (?
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$20,396 - $40,577  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 405
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.31 - $18.26  
   
Overtime
$9.37 - $29.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $962  
   
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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$20,396 - $40,577  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 405
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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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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 17%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
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Gender
Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 31%
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