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Average Mental Health Clinician Salary

$47,843
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$1,559
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The average salary for a Mental Health Clinician is $47,843.
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$37k
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$48k
90%
$63k
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What Do Mental Health Clinicians Do?

Mental Health Clinician Tasks
  • Work directly with clients to assess health, create plans and evaluate progress.
  • Visit clients at work, home or social settings to assess progress.
  • Counsel clients during emergency and crisis events.
  • Participate in peer reviews and trainings, including making presentations.
  • Connect clients to services, support and resources.

Job Satisfaction for Mental Health Clinician

3.8 out of 5
(240)
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The top respondents for the job title Mental Health Clinician are from the companies Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation, The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester and Meridian Behavioral Health Services. Reported salaries are highest at Rutgers University where the average pay is $61,042. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include South Shore Mental Health and Southwest Key Program, Inc., earning around $56,460 and $51,655, respectively. Rosecrance, Inc pays the lowest at around $37,914. Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation and Meridian Behavioral Health Services also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $40,698 and $40,976, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Mental Health Clinicians?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Clinicians?

An entry-level Mental Health Clinician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,692 based on 56 salaries. An early career Mental Health Clinician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,958 based on 820 salaries. A mid-career Mental Health Clinician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,113 based on 391 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Clinician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,797 based on 210 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,106.
Employees with Mental Health Clinician in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 10.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Springfield, Massachusetts (16.4% less), Seattle, Washington (10.8% less) and Denver, Colorado (6.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,585 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.5%
Early Career
51.7%
Mid Career
24.7%
Experienced
13.2%
Late Career
6.8%