Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Mental Health Specialist is $15.51
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Specialists?
An early career Mental Health Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.44 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Mental Health Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.81 based on 6 salaries. An experienced …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