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Mental Health Associate Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$37,000
$21,000
$37,000
$65,000
Mental health associates in the United States make an average salary of $37,315 per year or $17.94 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $65,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Delaware, and New Jersey provide the highest mental health associate salaries.
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Map of Mental Health Associate Salaries

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Average Salary

Average Mental Health Associate Salary By Location

While a mental health associate can average a salary of $37,315 per year, or $17.94 per hour, there are many opportunities for mental health associates to make more. For example, in Paramus, NJ you might make $71,147 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, San Rafael, CA and Detroit, MI. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Paramus, NJ where the average starting salary is $37,000. The highest paying states for mental health associates include Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. Meanwhile, South Carolina, Missouri, and Arkansas offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Paramus, NJ
Paramus, NJ
$71,147
$71k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$68,926
$69k
San Rafael, CA
San Rafael, CA
$61,565
$62k
Detroit, MI
Detroit, MI
$51,407
$51k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$50,242
$50k
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$48,362
$48k
Anchorage, AK
Anchorage, AK
$47,139
$47k
Bellingham, WA
Bellingham, WA
$45,549
$46k
Durham, NC
Durham, NC
$45,372
$45k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$43,072
$43k

High Paying Mental Health Associate Jobs

Average Mental Health Associate Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a mental health associate, working for Aetna or Marsh & McLennan Companies might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Geisinger Health Plan and Tenet Healthcare report highly competitive salaries for mental health associates.

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Mental Health Associate Salary History

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    Mental Health Associate Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a mental health associate can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Mental Health Associate
    Mental Health Associate
    Anchorage, AK
    Anchorage, AK
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $34,561
    $34,561
    10/30/2020
    Peace Health
    Peace Health
    Mental Health Associate
    Mental Health Associate
    Mental Health Associate
    Eugene, OR
    Eugene, OR
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $43,577
    $43,577
    10/30/2020
    Public Health Program Associate 2
    Public Health Program Associate 2
    Harrisburg, PA
    Harrisburg, PA
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $50,543
    $50,543
    10/27/2020
    Mental Health Associate, -Residential Treatment Program 913
    Mental Health Associate, -Residential Treatment Program 913
    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $39,256
    $39,256
    10/16/2020
    Peace Health
    Peace Health
    Mental Health Associate-Psychiatric Unit
    Mental Health Associate-Psychiatric Unit
    Mental Health Associate-Psychiatric Unit
    Bellingham, WA
    Bellingham, WA
    10/11/2020
    10/11/2020
    $39,778
    $39,778
    10/11/2020
    Mental Health Associate-Psychiatric Unit
    Mental Health Associate-Psychiatric Unit
    Bellingham, WA
    Bellingham, WA
    10/10/2020
    10/10/2020
    $39,778
    $39,778
    10/10/2020
    Peace Health
    Peace Health
    Mental Health Associate-Psychiatric Unit
    Mental Health Associate-Psychiatric Unit
    Mental Health Associate-Psychiatric Unit
    Bellingham, WA
    Bellingham, WA
    09/24/2020
    09/24/2020
    $38,610
    $38,610
    09/24/2020
    Wellness Associate-Citrus Memorial Health Foundation Branch
    Wellness Associate-Citrus Memorial Health Foundation Branch
    Lecanto, FL
    Lecanto, FL
    09/20/2020
    09/20/2020
    $18,199
    $18,199
    09/20/2020
    Health Program Associate (FP
    Health Program Associate (FP
    Noank, CT
    Noank, CT
    09/18/2020
    09/18/2020
    $74,511
    $74,511
    09/18/2020
    Behavioral Health Associate
    Behavioral Health Associate
    Millerton, PA
    Millerton, PA
    09/09/2020
    09/09/2020
    $27,131
    $27,131
    09/09/2020