How much does a Mental Health Specialist make?

Updated Jun 11, 2021

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$37,782 /yr
Average Base Pay

348 salaries

$27K

Low

$38K

Average

$52K

High

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The national average salary for a Mental Health Specialist is $37,782 in United States. Filter by location to see Mental Health Specialist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 348 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Mental Health Specialist employees.

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McLean Hospital
3.8

McLean Hospital

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $13 - $17
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$13

$17

$13 - $17 Range

McLean Hospital
3.8

McLean Hospital

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $14 - $17

$14

$17

$14 - $17 Range

Allendale Association
3

Allendale Association

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $12 - $15

$12

$15

$12 - $15 Range

Cincinnati Children's Hospital
4

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $14 - $24

$14

$24

$14 - $24 Range

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
3.8

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $13 - $16

$13

$16

$13 - $16 Range

Franciscan Children's
3

Franciscan Children's

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $15 - $17

$15

$17

$15 - $17 Range

Hartgrove Behavioral Health System
2.3

Hartgrove Behavioral Health System

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $15 - $18

$15

$18

$15 - $18 Range

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Navos
2.6

Navos

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $17 - $25

$17

$25

$17 - $25 Range

NORTH SPRING BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE
2.6

NORTH SPRING BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $13 - $17

$13

$17

$13 - $17 Range

Rolling Hills Hospital
3

Rolling Hills Hospital

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $13 - $16

$13

$16

$13 - $16 Range

Dungarvin
2.9

Dungarvin

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $18 - $20

$18

$20

$18 - $20 Range

Louisiana Methodist Children's Home
3.2

Louisiana Methodist Children's Home

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $11 - $15

$11

$15

$11 - $15 Range

North Star Behavioral Health
2.5

North Star Behavioral Health

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $16 - $20

$16

$20

$16 - $20 Range

St. Joseph Center
3.4

St. Joseph Center

Mental Health Specialist

$58,687

 /yr
Range: $51K - $60K

$51K

$60K

$51,388 - $59,954 Range

Cincinnati Children's Hospital
4

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $16 - $19

$16

$19

$16 - $19 Range

Richmond Area Multi-Services
3.3

Richmond Area Multi-Services

Mental Health Specialist

$52,596

 /yr
Range: $51K - $64K

$51K

$64K

$50,573 - $63,861 Range

Nationwide Children's Hospital
3.9

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $15 - $18

$15

$18

$15 - $18 Range

Garfield Park Hospital
2.1

Garfield Park Hospital

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $16 - $19

$16

$19

$16 - $19 Range

Arbour Health System
2.5

Arbour Health System

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $12 - $16

$12

$16

$12 - $16 Range

Summitview
2.8

Summitview

Mental Health Specialist - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $14 - $18

$14

$18

$14 - $18 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Mental Health Specialist salaries

The average salary for a Mental Health Specialist is $37,782 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 348 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Mental Health Specialist employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Mental Health Specialist in United States is $52,438 per year.

The lowest salary for a Mental Health Specialist in United States is $27,222 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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per year
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Additional Pay
$4k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Midland, MI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$75,000
per year
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Job Highlights
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$90,000
per year
An Environmental Technician in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$42,047
per year
An Environmental Technician in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $42,047 per year
Job Highlights
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$34,000
per year
An Environmental Specialist in the Sarasota, FL Area area reported making $34,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Sarasota, FL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$75,000
per year
A Clinical Home Health Specialist in the Savannah, GA Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k commissions
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Savannah, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$32
hourly
An Environmental Professional in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $32 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$17
hourly
A Cultivation Technician in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$48,000
per year
An Environmental Specialist in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $48,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
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