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Mental Health Clinician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$44,000
$30,000
$44,000
$65,000
Mental health clinicians in the United States make an average salary of $44,818 per year or $21.55 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $30,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $65,000. If you like following the crowd, health care and non profits companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out automotive, health care, and utilities companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Nevada, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, and New Hampshire provide the highest mental health clinician salaries.
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Map of Mental Health Clinician Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Mental Health Clinician Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Nevada, Connecticut and Rhode Island, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for mental health clinicians. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Arkansas, Florida, and Massachusetts.

City
Average Salary
Meriden, CT
Meriden, CT
$67,525
$68k
San Mateo, CA
San Mateo, CA
$65,499
$65k
New Brunswick, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ
$60,051
$60k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$59,351
$59k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$54,749
$55k
Eugene, OR
Eugene, OR
$53,600
$54k
Fairbanks, AK
Fairbanks, AK
$52,481
$52k
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC
$50,264
$50k
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$48,466
$48k
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee, WI
$47,852
$48k

High Paying Mental Health Clinician Jobs

Average Mental Health Clinician Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a mental health clinician, being employed by a company such as Aetna or Covenant Health Care System would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like LifePoint Health and Berkshire Health Systems also report highly competitive salaries for mental health clinicians.

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Mental Health Clinician Salary History

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    Average Mental Health Clinician Pay By Industry

    The salary for a mental health clinician can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for mental health clinicians tend to be found in automotive, health care, and utilities companies. In fact, mental health clinicians can make a yearly salary of $45,531 while working for automotive companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $45,531
    $46k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $45,436
    $45k
    Utilities
    Utilities
    $45,163
    $45k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $41,852
    $42k

    Mental Health Clinician Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a mental health clinician 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 Clinician Salaries

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    Mental Health Clinician-Juvenile Detention Center
    Mental Health Clinician-Juvenile Detention Center
    Mental Health Clinician-Juvenile Detention Center
    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $42,000
    $42,000
    10/29/2020
    Elmcrest Children's Center
    Elmcrest Children's Center
    Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician-Southern Tier
    Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician-Southern Tier
    Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician-Southern Tier
    Binghamton, NY
    Binghamton, NY
    10/26/2020
    10/26/2020
    $45,914
    $45,914
    10/26/2020
    Mental Health Clinician I/II
    Mental Health Clinician I/II
    Shasta, CA
    Shasta, CA
    10/18/2020
    10/18/2020
    $62,339
    $62,339
    10/18/2020
    Portland Street Response-Mental Health Crisis Clinician-Extended Closing Date
    Portland Street Response-Mental Health Crisis Clinician-Extended Closing Date
    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    10/13/2020
    10/13/2020
    $55,370
    $55,370
    10/13/2020
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Mental Health Clinician-Estelle Unit
    Mental Health Clinician-Estelle Unit
    Mental Health Clinician-Estelle Unit
    Huntsville, TX
    Huntsville, TX
    10/09/2020
    10/09/2020
    $49,120
    $49,120
    10/09/2020
    Peace Health
    Peace Health
    Behavioral Health Clinician
    Behavioral Health Clinician
    Behavioral Health Clinician
    Eugene, OR
    Eugene, OR
    09/24/2020
    09/24/2020
    $57,977
    $57,977
    09/24/2020
    State of Oklahoma
    State of Oklahoma
    Behavioral Health Clinician
    Behavioral Health Clinician
    Behavioral Health Clinician
    Norman, OK
    Norman, OK
    09/23/2020
    09/23/2020
    $50,550
    $50,550
    09/23/2020
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Mental Health Clinician
    Mental Health Clinician
    Mental Health Clinician
    Huntsville, TX
    Huntsville, TX
    09/23/2020
    09/23/2020
    $49,120
    $49,120
    09/23/2020
    Mental Health Clinician I/II-Extra Help
    Mental Health Clinician I/II-Extra Help
    Shasta, CA
    Shasta, CA
    09/23/2020
    09/23/2020
    $67,055
    $67,055
    09/23/2020
    School Based Behavioral Health Clinician
    School Based Behavioral Health Clinician
    Lowell, MA
    Lowell, MA
    09/22/2020
    09/22/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    09/22/2020