Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Mental Health Specialist is $16.45
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Specialists?
An entry-level Mental Health Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.99 based on 35 salaries. An early career Mental Health Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.85 based on 197 …Read more
What Do Mental Health Specialists Do?
A mental health specialist assists clients with understanding and living with mental illness and its effects on those around them, especially families. While many aspects of the job have a great deal in common with the work of psychologists or psychiatrists in private practice, the mental health specialist in many situations is the first encounter for a person seeking advice or counseling in this field. Mental health specialists may work in hospitals and clinics in this first-contact role; …Read more