The average hourly pay for a Mental Health Associate is $14.49.
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Job Description for Mental Health Associate
Mental health associates generally assist in identifying problems and positive strengths of patients in a medical setting. They work regularly with medical team members to assist in the continuation of development plans for treatment, and maintaining open communication between registered nurses and licensed health professionals is imperative for continuing patients' mental health plans. Mental health associates may occasionally provide group and private interventions to meet patients' needs, a…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mental Health Associate
The top respondents for the job title Mental Health Associate are from the companies Menninger Clinic, WellStar Health System and Laurel Heights Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Regions Hospital where the average pay is $17.04. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Menninger Clinic, earning around $16.91. Laurel Heights Hospital pays the lowest at around $12.01. WellStar Health System also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.01.
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Skills in Crisis Intervention, Health and Wellness, Patient Counseling, Group Therapy and Community Health are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Associate
An entry-level Mental Health Associate with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.36 based on 27 salaries. An early career Mental Health Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.41 based on 147 salaries. A mid-career Mental Health Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.74 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.83 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
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Employees with Mental Health Associate in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 26.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (16.7% more) and Portland, Oregon (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Lexington, Kentucky (25.1% less), San Marcos, Texas (14.7% less) and Detroit, Michigan (7.2% less).
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