The average hourly pay for a Behavioral Health Specialist is $17.43.
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What Are Popular Skills for Behavioral Health Specialists?
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Skills in Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Case Management and Patient Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Group Therapy.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Behavioral Health Specialists?
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 $15.64 based on 24 salaries. An early career Behavioral Health Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.59 based on 249 salaries. A mid-career Behavioral Health Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.57 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Behavioral Health Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.54 based on 100 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Behavioral Health Specialist in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 70.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (23.4% more) and Chicago, Illinois (20.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (12.4% less), Phoenix, Arizona (4.8% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3.9% less).
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