The average hourly pay for a Behavioral Health Specialist is $16.54.
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$12 - $31
$199 - $3,945
$27,059 - $71,353
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Skills in Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Case Management, Group Therapy and Patient Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Behavioral Health Specialist
An entry-level Behavioral Health Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.17 based on 98 salaries. An early career Behavioral Health Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.81 based on 300 salaries. A mid-career Behavioral Health Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.56 based on 146 salaries. An experienced Behavioral Health Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.39 based on 109 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Behavioral Health Specialist in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 73.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (30.0% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (20.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (21.3% less), Phoenix, Arizona (9.8% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.8% less).
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