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Average Mental Health Technician Hourly Pay

$13.47
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$497
Bonus
$102
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The average hourly pay for a Mental Health Technician is $13.47.
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$10.32
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$13.47
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$18.12
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$10 - $18
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$40 - $3,735
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$63 - $624
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$21,969 - $39,958
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What Do Mental Health Technicians Do?

Job Satisfaction for Mental Health Technician

3.6 out of 5
(257)
Highly Satisfied
23Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Mental Health Technician are from the companies Universal Health Services, Inc., Uhs-Pruitt Corporation and Green Oaks Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at HCA, Inc. where the average pay is $15.59. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Green Oaks Hospital and Universal Health Services, Inc., earning around $14.55 and $14.45, respectively. United Health Services pays the lowest at around $11.48. Correct Care Solutions, Inc. and Uhs-Pruitt Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.99 and $12.25, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Mental Health Technicians?

Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Patient Education, Group Therapy, Crisis Intervention and Psychiatric are correlated to pay that is above average.

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

An entry-level Mental Health Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.43 based on 125 salaries. An early career Mental Health Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.95 based on 700 salaries. A mid-career Mental Health Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.24 based on 310 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.74 based on 277 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Employees with Mental Health Technician in their job title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earn an average of 12.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (11.1% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (10.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New Orleans, Louisiana (9.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,509 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.3%
Early Career
46.4%
Mid Career
20.5%
Experienced
18.4%
Late Career
6.4%