Mental Health Associate Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$37,000
$21,000
Min 10%
$37,000
Median 50%
$65,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Aetna
Highest Paying City
Paramus, NJ
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Average Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does a mental health associate make?
Mental Health Associates in the US make on average $37,315 annually or $17.94 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 44,000. The top 10 percent earn over $65,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $21,000 annually. Health Care companies and Insurance companies have the most job opportunities for Mental Health Associates. Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Delaware, and New Jersey are some of the states with the best Mental Health Associate salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Mental Health Associate is 2.2 years.

Average Mental Health Associate Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Mental Health Associate in the United States is $37,315 per year or $17.94 per hour. Paramus, NJ reports the highest annual salary for Mental Health Associates at 71,147. The Paramus, NJ average entry-level salary for Mental Health Associates is $37,000. Some of the states with the best Mental Health Associate salaries are Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Nevada. South Carolina, Missouri, Arkansas, Florida, and Minnesota are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Mental Health Associate Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Mental Health Associate Salary By Company

Mental Health Associates can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Health Care companies and Insurance companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Aetna and Marsh & McLennan Companies are the best paying companies for Mental Health Associates. Companies like Geisinger Health Plan and Tenet Healthcare also report very competitive wages for Mental Health Associates.

Mental Health Associate Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Mental Health Associate Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Mental Health Associate can range from $36,992 to $44,064 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Mental Health Associate Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
State of Alaska
Health Program Associate (PCN)
04/29/2020
$51,264
Peace Health
Mental Health Associate-BHU Administration (PER Diem)
04/24/2020
$32,098
Mental Health Associate, Weekend/Swing Shift
04/03/2020
$39,256
Mental Health Associate, Graveyard Shift
04/03/2020
$39,256
Mental Health Associate-BHU Administration (PER Diem)
04/02/2020
$32,098
Mental Health Associate, Graveyard Shift
03/12/2020
$39,256
Mental Health Associate, Graveyard Shift
03/10/2020
$39,256
Environmental Health Associate-DW-X3416
03/03/2020
$27,089
Virginia.gov
Environmental Health Associate-DW-X3416
03/03/2020
$27,089
Hill Country Community Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Centers
Mental Health Associate (Youth Crisis Respite Center)
02/29/2020
$25,232
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