Mental Health Worker Salary

A Mental Health Worker earns an average wage of $13.38 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Bilingual, Patient Counseling, and Group Therapy.
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$22,282 - $43,431
$22K
$32K
$43K
MEDIAN: $31,568
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$10.49 - $19.46
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MEDIAN: $13.86
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$0$43K
Salary $22,282 - $43,431
Bonus $48.48 - $2,553
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,168 - $42,451
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 157
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.49 - $19.46
Hourly Tips $1.62
Overtime $12.69 - $29.12
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $48.48 - $2,553
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,168 - $42,451
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 664

Job Description for Mental Health Worker

Hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities typically hire personnel under the title "mental health worker" to assist doctors and nurses with the daily mental health duties. The mental health worker assists in patient monitoring, physical assistance, and performing other general tasks for doctors and nurses. They are in contact with patients and must demonstrate empathy and patience, as well as be adaptable to a variety of situations. While specific tasks required of mental health workers vary by employer, these individuals generally do not possess a medical degree or registered nursing certification.

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Mental Health Worker Tasks

  • Care for patients with mental illnesses or disabilities.
  • Supervise individual patients and/or groups in living or therapeutic situations.
  • Keep records, documentation and patient reports.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Worker

Pay by Experience for a Mental Health Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Mental Health Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 297 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mental Health Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 100 salaries. A Mental Health Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,319

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Mental Health Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Mental Health Worker?

Mental Health Worker in Aurora:
"Repetitive work done daily."
Pros: What I like most about my job is seeing a smile on my clients face.
Cons: Management and organization also salary.

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Key Stats for Mental Health Worker

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Mental Health Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲4%

▲4%

National Average
$30,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Mental Health Worker Salaries

Bilingual
▲33%

Patient Counseling
▲23%

Group Therapy
▲14%

▲3%

Case Management
▲3%

National Average
$30,000

Health and Wellness
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 27%