Average Mental Health Specialist Hourly Pay

$15.84
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$993
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The average hourly pay for a Mental Health Specialist is $15.84.
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$12.05
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$24.44
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What Do Mental Health Specialists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Mental Health Specialist

3.7 out of 5
(79)
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The top respondents for the job title Mental Health Specialist are from the companies Horizon House, Inc., Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Franciscan Hospital For Children. Reported salaries are highest at Horizon House, Inc. where the average pay is $19.05. Franciscan Hospital For Children pays the lowest at around $15.15.

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What Are Popular Skills for Mental Health Specialists?

Skills in Counseling, Case Management, Crisis Intervention, Writing Procedures & Documentation and Group Therapy are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $14.14 based on 41 salaries. An early career Mental Health Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.44 based on 246 salaries. A mid-career Mental Health Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.31 based on 100 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.97 based on 78 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Mental Health Specialist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 57.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Columbus, Ohio (26.3% more) and Seattle, Washington (23.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nashville, Tennessee (8.4% less), Boston, Massachusetts (5.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 500 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.2%
Early Career
49.2%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
15.6%
Late Career
7.0%