Average Behavioral Health Specialist Salary

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The average salary for a Behavioral Health Specialist is $51,965.
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$32k - $73k
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$28k - $72k

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Popular Skills for Behavioral Health Specialist

Skills in Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Patient Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Group Therapy and Case Management.

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 $42,474 based on 20 salaries. An early career Behavioral Health Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,278 based on 259 salaries. A mid-career Behavioral Health Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,664 based on 139 salaries. An experienced Behavioral Health Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,676 based on 108 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $67,932.
Employees with Behavioral Health Specialist in their job title in Baltimore, Maryland earn an average of 30.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (16.1% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (31.0% less), Phoenix, Arizona (19.2% less) and Denver, Colorado (8.6% less).

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