Updated August 18, 2021
Average Mental Health Clinician Salary
$48,000 yearly
$23.10 hourly

Entry level Salary
$32,000 yearly
$32,000
10 %
$48,000
Median
$70,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$70,000
$5,833
$34
75th Percentile
$58,000
$4,833
$28
Average
$48,056
$4,005
$23
25th Percentile
$39,000
$3,250
$19
10th Percentile
$32,000
$2,667
$15

Average Mental Health Clinician Salary By State

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Mental Health Clinician average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$33,515
$16.11
Alaska
$62,011
$29.81
Arizona
$44,250
$21.27
Arkansas
$41,731
$20.06
California
$64,941
$31.22
Colorado
$49,353
$23.73
Connecticut
$49,487
$23.79
Delaware
$54,925
$26.41
District of Columbia
$59,609
$28.66
Florida
$26,358
$12.67
Georgia
$34,258
$16.47
Hawaii
$39,394
$18.94
Idaho
$52,036
$25.02
Illinois
$42,842
$20.60
Indiana
$43,212
$20.77
Iowa
$51,945
$24.97
Kansas
$42,472
$20.42
Kentucky
$34,334
$16.51
Louisiana
$41,201
$19.81
Maine
$37,622
$18.09
Maryland
$46,255
$22.24
Massachusetts
$28,162
$13.54
Michigan
$46,282
$22.25
Minnesota
$59,907
$28.80
Mississippi
$42,610
$20.49
Missouri
$41,807
$20.10
Montana
$43,091
$20.72
Nebraska
$39,081
$18.79
Nevada
$67,859
$32.62
New Hampshire
$44,496
$21.39
New Jersey
$58,670
$28.21
New Mexico
$57,205
$27.50
New York
$49,907
$23.99
North Carolina
$45,121
$21.69
North Dakota
$63,351
$30.46
Ohio
$41,959
$20.17
Oklahoma
$41,141
$19.78
Oregon
$59,255
$28.49
Pennsylvania
$40,697
$19.57
Rhode Island
$43,586
$20.95
South Carolina
$36,981
$17.78
South Dakota
$54,494
$26.20
Tennessee
$34,842
$16.75
Texas
$42,403
$20.39
Utah
$54,899
$26.39
Vermont
$33,517
$16.11
Virginia
$39,597
$19.04
Washington
$54,062
$25.99
West Virginia
$46,729
$22.47
Wisconsin
$41,173
$19.79
Wyoming
$35,472
$17.05

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Highest Paying Cities For Mental Health Clinician

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Eureka, CA
$70,319
$33.81
Fairbanks, AK
$62,519
$30.06
Eugene, OR
$60,937
$29.30
Washington, DC
$59,604
$28.66
New Brunswick, NJ
$58,864
$28.30
Albuquerque, NM
$57,502
$27.65

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How much does a Mental Health Clinician make?

The average mental health clinician salary is $48,056 per year, or $23.1 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $32,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $70,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Nevada, California, North Dakota, Alaska, and Minnesota provide the highest mental health clinician salaries.

Average Mental Health Clinician Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $48,100
    $23.10
    +3.5%
    2020
    $46,400
    $22.28
    +1.3%
    2019
    $45,800
    $22.00
    +1.2%
    2018
    $45,200
    $21.73
    +1.9%
    2017
    $44,300
    $21.32
    +1.0%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Primary Therapist

    Avg. salary: $48,118

    Primary therapists are the main point of contact for patients concerning wellness and overall mental health. Those who choose this career path will be expected to supervise and manage efficient treatment according to plan, and to manage between six and eight patients at a time, keeping in constant communication with these patients and various specialists.
    87,804 Primary Therapist Jobs
    Family Therapist

    Avg. salary: $47,412

    A Family Therapist works with couples and families to help ameliorate marital and family issues. They can work in hospitals, treatment programs, government agencies, health organizations, and private practices.
    43,539 Family Therapist Jobs
    Marriage And Family Therapist

    Avg. salary: $49,509

    Marriage and family therapists are health professionals who are licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders of married couples and families. These therapists are required to treat patients with issues such as child and adolescent behavioral problems, depression and anxiety, and marital conflicts. They must observe the interaction of people within units while evaluating and resolving their issues with relationships. Marriage and family therapists must also guide their clients to go through transitional crises such as divorce or death.
    52,269 Marriage And Family Therapist Jobs
    Psychiatric Social Worker

    Avg. salary: $60,975

    A psychiatric social worker specializes in providing mental health treatments and other services to patients and their families, referring them to other agencies and programs as needed. They conduct assessments and interviews to determine the condition of patients, devise specific treatment and care plans, update and maintain patient records, conduct regular counseling sessions, and monitor the progress of every patient to ensure their health and welfare. They may also provide interventions, train junior psychiatric social workers, and conduct reviews and evaluations on existing care plans.
    47,038 Psychiatric Social Worker Jobs
    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Avg. salary: $98,502

    A licensed professional counselor is a healthcare professional who specializes in providing therapy and counseling to patients with emotional and mental health issues. They listen to their patients and utilize various techniques to address concerns and help through the healing procedures. Their duties entail conducting interviews and evaluations, performing research and assessments, studying the patients' medical histories, providing consultations, and developing treatment plans that suit every patients' needs. Additionally, a licensed professional counselor monitors and records their patients' progress, adjusting treatments and medications as necessary.
    91,206 Licensed Professional Counselor Jobs
    Clinical Social Worker

    Avg. salary: $61,650

    A clinical social worker is a professional in social work, which provides help to individuals in need of improving their lives and their well-being. Clinical social workers must work with different individuals to help them address difficulties that they are trying to overcome. To perform counseling services, clinical social workers must take and pass the professional licensure examination. They also help disadvantaged individuals connect to resources and services that they may benefit from.
    108,251 Clinical Social Worker Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Primary Therapist
    $48,119
    $4,010
    $23.13
    87,804
    Family Therapist
    $47,413
    $3,951
    $22.79
    43,539
    Marriage And Family Therapist
    $49,509
    $4,126
    $23.80
    52,269
    Psychiatric Social Worker
    $60,976
    $5,081
    $29.32
    47,038
    Licensed Professional Counselor
    $98,502
    $8,209
    $47.36
    91,206
    Clinical Social Worker
    $61,650
    $5,138
    $29.64
    108,251
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    Mental Health Clinician Salaries By Years Of Experience

    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.

    Which Companies Pay Mental Health Clinicians The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a mental health clinician, being employed by a company such as San Luis Valley Health or Baptist Medical Center South would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and PeaceHealth also report highly competitive salaries for mental health clinicians.
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    Recently Added Mental Health Clinician Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Centerstone
    Health Home Clinician
    Health Home Clinician
    Carterville, IL
    08/31/2021
    $33,392
    08/31/2021
    Helath Solutions
    Licensed Behavioral Health Clinicians
    Licensed Behavioral Health Clinicians
    Colorado Springs, CO
    08/31/2021
    $51,271
    08/31/2021
    Mental Health Center of Denver
    Mental Health Clinician With or On Licensure Track (Lcsw/Lpc/Lmft/Lac)-Team 230
    Mental Health Clinician With or On Licensure Track (Lcsw/Lpc/Lmft/Lac)-Team 230
    Denver, CO
    08/31/2021
    $47,104
    08/31/2021
    Volunteers of America-Utah
    Mental Health Clinician--Paid
    Mental Health Clinician--Paid
    Salt Lake City, UT
    08/29/2021
    $56,349
    08/29/2021
    Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles
    Mental Health Clinician
    Mental Health Clinician
    Los Angeles, CA
    08/28/2021
    $89,473
    08/28/2021
    University of Colorado
    Asst. Clinician-Substance/Behavioral Health
    Asst. Clinician-Substance/Behavioral Health
    Aurora, CO
    08/26/2021
    $36,360
    08/26/2021
    Shasta County
    Mental Health Clinician I/II
    Mental Health Clinician I/II
    Shasta, CA
    08/26/2021
    $63,591
    08/26/2021
    MASC Medical
    Mental Health Clinican
    Mental Health Clinican
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    08/25/2021
    $110,611
    08/25/2021
    Pine Street Inn
    Mental Health Clinician, Days
    Mental Health Clinician, Days
    Boston, MA
    08/24/2021
    $60,000
    08/24/2021
    Indy gov
    Mental Health Clinician-Juvenile Detention Center
    Mental Health Clinician-Juvenile Detention Center
    Indianapolis, IN
    08/24/2021
    $44,000
    08/24/2021

    Average Mental Health Clinician Salary by Demographic

    Mental Health Clinician Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $46,185
    female-income
    Female Income
    $45,221
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$46,185
    Female$45,221
    Median Mental Health Clinician Income by Race
    Asian mental health clinicians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american mental health clinicians have the lowest average salary at $44,177.
    $50,000
    $40,000
    $30,000
    $20,000
    $10,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$44,475
    Black or African American$44,177
    Asian$47,949
    Hispanic or Latino$46,337
    Average Mental Health Clinician Salary by Education Level
    $55,000
    $44,000
    $33,000
    $22,000
    $11,000
    $0
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$54,007
    Bachelor's Degree$45,221