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Behavioral Health Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$27,000
$21,000
$27,000
$35,000
The average behavioral health technician makes about $27,461 per year. That's $13.2 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $21,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $35,000. Many of behavioral health technicians seem to be drawn to health care and non profits companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case behavioral health technicians tend to work at hospitality, health care, and non profits companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, New Hampshire and Massachusetts pay behavioral health technicians the highest salaries.
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Map of Behavioral Health Technician Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Behavioral Health Technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Behavioral Health Technician Salary By Location

While a behavioral health technician can average a salary of $27,461 per year, or $13.2 per hour, there are many opportunities for behavioral health technicians to make more. For example, in Anchorage, AK you might make $49,456 per year. Other high-paying locations include Baltimore, MD, Youngstown, OH and Rochester, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Anchorage, AK where the average starting salary is $39,000. The highest paying states for behavioral health technicians include Alaska, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Meanwhile, Wyoming, North Carolina, and Tennessee offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Anchorage, AK
Anchorage, AK
$49,456
$49k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$33,639
$34k
Youngstown, OH
Youngstown, OH
$32,576
$33k
Rochester, NY
Rochester, NY
$31,798
$32k
Bayonne, NJ
Bayonne, NJ
$31,673
$32k
Bend, OR
Bend, OR
$30,502
$31k
Corpus Christi, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
$30,319
$30k
Bethlehem, PA
Bethlehem, PA
$29,738
$30k
Goodyear, AZ
Goodyear, AZ
$28,710
$29k
Miami, FL
Miami, FL
$27,429
$27k

High Paying Behavioral Health Technician Jobs

Average Behavioral Health Technician Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a behavioral health technician, working for Centene or Baxter Regional Medical Center might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like LifePoint Health and KVC Behavioral Healthcare report highly competitive salaries for behavioral health technicians.

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Behavioral Health Technician Salary History

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    Average Behavioral Health Technician Pay By Industry

    The salary for a behavioral health technician can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for behavioral health technicians tend to be found in hospitality, health care, and non profits companies. In fact, behavioral health technicians can make a yearly salary of $28,100 while working for hospitality companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $28,100
    $28k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $28,055
    $28k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $27,040
    $27k
    Retail
    Retail
    $24,775
    $25k

    Recently Added Behavioral Health Technician Salaries

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    $31,305
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    Mental/Behavioral Health Technician-Days AM To PM
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    Kansas City, MO
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    10/14/2020
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    $27,131
    $27,131
    10/14/2020
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    Corpus Christi, TX
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    $18,783
    $18,783
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    Tucson, AZ
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    $27,131
    $27,131
    10/08/2020
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    Asheville, NC
    Asheville, NC
    09/25/2020
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    $34,185
    $34,185
    09/25/2020
    Merakey
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    Carlisle, PA
    Carlisle, PA
    09/23/2020
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    $24,001
    $24,001
    09/23/2020
    Children's-Behavioral Health Technician-Overnight Awake
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    Paola, KS
    Paola, KS
    09/15/2020
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    $27,173
    $27,173
    09/15/2020
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    Corpus Christi, TX
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    09/10/2020
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    $18,783
    $18,783
    09/10/2020
    Mental/Behavioral Health Technician AM PM
    Mental/Behavioral Health Technician AM PM
    Kansas City, KS
    Kansas City, KS
    09/09/2020
    09/09/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
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