$31,586
Avg. Salary
$13.21
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$688

Bonus

$750

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Certified Peer Specialist is $13.21 per hour.

The average pay for a Certified Peer Specialist is $31,586 per year.

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$10.01
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$21k
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$43k
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MEDIAN $31,586
$21,238 - $42,562
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MEDIAN: $31,586
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$0$42K
Salary $21,238 - $42,562
Bonus $49.13 - $2,017
Profit Sharing $750
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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$20,878 - $38,584
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 170
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $10.01 - $16.92
Overtime $7.14 - $24.15
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $49.13 - $2,017
Profit Sharing $750
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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$20,878 - $38,584
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 662

Job Description

Certified peer specialists are tasked with developing and teaching ways to help people cope with mental illnesses. Promoting values that hint toward recovery, such as positive reinforcement, independence, and wellness, is a large part of this job, and these specialists must also influence the behaviors of patients, listening to those that need an ear, and serve as a role model.

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Certified Peer Specialist Tasks
  • Meet individually and in groups to encourage and support designated peers.
  • Model skills and behaviors.
  • Teach and mentor individuals on identified topics.
  • Document interactions, goals, outcomes, and resources.
  • Lead introspective and networking activities and events.

Common Career Paths


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Q: What is it like working as a Certified Peer Specialist?

Certified Peer Specialist in Santa Clara:
"Documentation."
Attend communication, Interview Motivation, crisis, hippa, and boundries classes.

Certified Peer Specialist in Raleigh:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: It is rewarding. I like my job.
Cons: People gossip to much. And people stab people in the back.

Certified Peer Specialist in Snow Hill:
"Overwhelming Rewarding."
Pros: Everyday I come to work and know that I am making a difference. I know when I finish my day someone has had some form of change of thinking about addiction. Most of my coworkers are fantastic people and very supportive of me.
Cons: Stress.

Certified Peer Specialist in Oak Ridge:
"Incredibly Rewarding, High Stress Level."
Pros: Working with Clients. Giving back to Help those that helped me.
Cons: It can be a very high stress level enviroment.

Certified Peer Specialist in Boulder:
"I get paid with satisfaction, not financial compensation."
Pros: It's amazing to work with such amazing minds and co-workers who truly want to help.
Cons: The pay SUCKS and no one could live on this salary.

Certified Peer Specialist in Brooklyn:
"I enjoy my career have been doing it for many years."
Pros: Sharing my life experience with other Veterans and letting them know that if I can make it, with my mental illness so can they.
Cons: The commute is to much at times.

Certified Peer Specialist in Council Bluffs:
"Mental Health Experiences Can Develop Into A Profession."
Patience, persistence and effective communication are essential skills.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$28,000

▼4%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Counseling
▲9%

Group Therapy
▲8%

National Average
$28,000

Health and Wellness
▼2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼4%

Facilitator
▼6%

Mentoring
▼7%

Documentation
▼10%

Patient Counseling
▼10%

Client Interaction
▼12%

Case Management
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 40%