$30,909
Avg. Salary
$13.56
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$488

Bonus

$550

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Behavioral Health Technician is $13.56 per hour.

The average pay for a Behavioral Health Technician is $30,909 per year.

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MEDIAN $30,909
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$0$45K
Salary $23,344 - $45,002
Bonus $97.87 - $1,510
Profit Sharing $550
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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$21,988 - $39,642
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 209
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $10.31 - $17.75
Hourly Tips $1.50
Overtime $13.35 - $24.67
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $97.87 - $1,510
Profit Sharing $550
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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$21,988 - $39,642
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,338

Job Description for Behavioral Health Technician

Behavioral health technicians generally assist a licensed therapist or nurse. They help individuals who need help with behavioral development and modification of actions. The technician may be required to help design behavioral health programs and treatments that are catered to clients’ needs, as well as provide positive feedback and attempt to correct any negative behavior. The behavioral health technician may work with people who have brain injury or deterioration, depending on the technician's employer. There are generally guidelines that the technician must follow to administer therapy consistently. In some positions, the behavioral health technician must ensure that patients’ medications are consumed.

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Behavioral Health Technician Pay By Employer

$0$32K

Banner Health
8 profiles
$31,003

$22,668

Centerstone
5 profiles
$22,361

Common Career Paths for Behavioral Health Technician


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Behavioral Health Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Behavioral Health Technician

Pay by Experience for a Behavioral Health Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Behavioral Health Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 587 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Behavioral Health Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Behavioral Health Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 97 salaries. A Behavioral Health Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 21 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,326

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

Behavioral Health Technician Reviews

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

Behavioral Health Technician in Kansas City:
"Challenging working with co workers."
Pros: Working with patients and families
Cons: Going to HR.talking to manager

Behavioral Health Technician in Kansas City:
"Working at kvc can be stressful at times but gratifying."
Pros: Working with children that have endured trauma
Cons: When I cannot get a child to regulate themselves

Behavioral Health Technician in Pocono Summit:
"Very stressful job, but meaningful."
Pros: Close to home
Cons: Underpaid and overworked

Behavioral Health Technician in St Louis:
"Meh."
Pros: It's a big place and there's a lot to learn.
Cons: Management is not helpful, decisive, or efficient.

Behavioral Health Technician in Fort Smith:
"Under-appreciated, Over-worked, and Under-paid."
Pros: The employees I work with on a daily basis are loving and caring people but the administration and supervisors do not compensate the employees for the tremendous amount of hard work they put in.
Cons: I hate being under appreciated and clearly over-qualified for a job I am so passionate about. The structure of the facility is putting both patients and staff in danger.

Behavioral Health Technician in West Palm Beach:
"Behavioral Health."
Pros: being close to family
Cons: underpaid

Behavioral Health Technician in New Baltimore:
"The good, the bad, and the ugly."
Pros: Very rewarding when you can help/change someone's life.
Cons: Mandations, rough hours, hard work,

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Key Stats for Behavioral Health Technician

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 211 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Behavioral Health Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲5%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$29,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Behavioral Health Technician Salaries

Medical Terminology
▲2%



National Average
$29,000


Case Management
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Psychiatric
▼4%

Counseling
▼7%

psychology
▼8%

CPR
▼13%

Documentation
▼14%

Customer Service
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 211 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 35%