Behavioral Health Specialist Salary

A Behavioral Health Specialist earns an average wage of $16.19 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Patient Education, Patient Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Counseling, and Bilingual. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$29,925 - $73,739
$30K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,274
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50%
90%

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$12.09 - $31.12
$12
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $16.76
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$0$73K
Salary $29,925 - $73,739
Bonus $101 - $7,397
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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$26,417 - $72,070
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 141
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $12.09 - $31.12
Overtime $1.50 - $42.85
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $101 - $7,397
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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$26,417 - $72,070
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 142

Behavioral Health Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Behavioral Health Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Behavioral Health Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Behavioral Health Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 183 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Behavioral Health Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Behavioral Health Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 57 salaries. A Behavioral Health Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 17 salaries.

Behavioral Health Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Behavioral Health Specialist?

Behavioral Health Specialist in San Francisco:
Pros: Helping kids and families.
Cons: Politics, hypocrisy of company not practicing aba principles outside of client treatment (ie. Inflexible policies)

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Key Stats for Behavioral Health Specialist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Behavioral Health Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲19%

▲5%

National Average
$43,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Behavioral Health Specialist Salaries

Patient Education
▲31%

Patient Counseling
▲22%


▲12%

Bilingual
▲10%

Training
▲7%

Case Management
▲2%

National Average
$43,000

Group Therapy
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 19%