A Mental Health Clinician earns an average salary of AU$73,499 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$55,278 - AU$92,852
AU$55K
AU$73K
AU$93K
MEDIAN: AU$73,499
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50%
90%
AU$26.18 - AU$46.36
AU$26
AU$36
AU$46
MEDIAN: AU$35.82
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$98K
Salary AU$55,278 - AU$92,852
Bonus AU$3,750
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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AU$55,445 - AU$98,084
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data AU$0AU$50
Hourly Rate AU$26.18 - AU$46.36
Overtime AU$50.87
Annual Data AU$0AU$98K
Bonus AU$3,750
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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AU$55,445 - AU$98,084
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

Job Description for Mental Health Clinician

Mental health clinicians help treat and diagnose individuals who have (or may have) any psychological issues. They work with patients directly using many different techniques, including evaluating patients, conducting therapy sessions (either individual or group), advocating for their patient, and attending court hearings on behalf of their patient. Mental health clinicians may work with individuals dealing with a number of difficult issues, such as addiction, relationship violence, and many different types of trauma.

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Mental Health Clinician Tasks

  • Work directly with clients to assess health, create plans and evaluate progress.
  • Visit clients at work, home or social settings to assess progress.
  • Counsel clients during emergency and crisis events.
  • Participate in peer reviews and trainings, including making presentations.
  • Connect clients to services, support and resources.

Mental Health Clinician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Clinician

Pay by Experience for a Mental Health Clinician has a positive trend. An entry-level Mental Health Clinician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$67,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mental Health Clinician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$82,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Clinician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$82,000 based on 14 salaries. A Mental Health Clinician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$80,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$73,879

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Mental Health Clinician

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Mental Health Clinician Salaries

▲12%

▲11%

▲9%

National Average
AU$74,000

▼10%

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 96%