Average Mental Health Clinician Salary

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The average salary for a Mental Health Clinician is $45,940.
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$35k - $61k
$199 - $5k
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$0 - $25k
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$35k - $63k

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Job Description for Mental Health Clinician

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.
The top respondents for the job title Mental Health Clinician are from the companies Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation, Meridian Behavioral Health Services and The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester. Reported salaries are highest at San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc. where the average pay is $62,735. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Rutgers University and Southwest Key Program, Inc., earning around $59,145 and $50,826, respectively. Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation pays the lowest at around $40,202. Meridian Behavioral Health Services and The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $40,976 and $42,943, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Mental Health Clinician. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Mental Health Clinician
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Clinical Supervisor
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Mental Health Clinician

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.

Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Clinician

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 $40,846 based on 62 salaries. An early career Mental Health Clinician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,952 based on 941 salaries. A mid-career Mental Health Clinician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,534 based on 399 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Clinician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,213 based on 213 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,411.
Employees with Mental Health Clinician in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 12.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (8.9% more) and Worcester, Massachusetts (7.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Springfield, Massachusetts (12.2% less), Seattle, Washington (12.1% less) and Denver, Colorado (5.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,740 survey responses.
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