Mental Health Worker Salary

A Mental Health Worker earns an average wage of $13.35 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Bilingual, Patient Counseling, and Group Therapy.
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$22,952 - $41,629
$23K
$32K
$42K
MEDIAN: $32,270
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$10.37 - $18.41
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MEDIAN: $13.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,952 - $41,629  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$21,962 - $40,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $18.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$14.54 - $27.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$21,962 - $40,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 393

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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

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

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Key Stats for Mental Health Worker

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Mental Health Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$30,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Mental Health Worker Salaries

Bilingual
▲35%

Patient Counseling
▲25%

Group Therapy
▲24%

▲4%

Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Health and Wellness
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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