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Best states for a Mental Health Professional

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Not all states present equal opportunity for employees, and when it comes to Mental Health Professional jobs, it's no different.

We know how hard job search can be, and in order to make your life a little easier, we have the information you need in order to determine where you might want to start your job search.

This way, if you are newly entering the job market, or you are looking to change jobs, you know which places are the best for Mental Health Professional jobs.

To that end, we dove into our dataset of job and salary numbers to figure out which states have the best opportunities for Mental Health Professionals. Nevada is the best state for Mental Health Professionals -- the median salary for Mental Health Professionals in Nevada is $56,518.

a Mental Health Professional will most commonly be promoted to Case Manager.

The 10 Best States in America For Mental Health Professionals in 2019

  1. Nevada
  2. Maine
  3. Minnesota
  4. Connecticut
  5. New Jersey
  6. North Dakota
  7. New York
  8. District of Columbia
  9. Washington
  10. Idaho
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  • (105 jobs)
  • (227 jobs)
  • (29 jobs)
  • (396 jobs)
  • (45 jobs)
  • (249 jobs)
  • (51 jobs)

In order to bring you the best states for Mental Health Professionals, we figured that the states needed to not only have ample job openings for Mental Health Professionals, but also high pay, and good career prospects.

To determine the above criteria, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Mental Health Professionals.

Curious to see how your state ranks? Here are the best states for Mental Health Professionals.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Mental Health Professionals in 2019

1. Nevada

Total Mental Health Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
67 $56,519 $40,000 $79,000 1.21
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Professional Jobs in Nevada

2. Maine

Total Mental Health Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
113 $49,550 $35,000 $69,000 3.66
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Professional Jobs in Maine

3. Minnesota

Total Mental Health Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
361 $49,550 $35,000 $69,000 2.04
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Professional Jobs in Minnesota

4. Connecticut

Total Mental Health Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
105 $60,286 $43,000 $84,000 1.06
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Professional Jobs in Connecticut

5. New Jersey

Total Mental Health Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
227 $70,925 $50,000 $99,000 0.94
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Professional Jobs in New Jersey

6. North Dakota

Total Mental Health Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
29 $49,550 $35,000 $69,000 1.27
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Professional Jobs in North Dakota

7. New York

Total Mental Health Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
396 $56,519 $40,000 $79,000 0.97
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Professional Jobs in New York

8. District of Columbia

Total Mental Health Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
45 $68,249 $48,000 $95,000 0.74
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Professional Jobs in District of Columbia

9. Washington

Total Mental Health Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
249 $50,239 $35,000 $70,000 1.1
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Professional Jobs in Washington

10. Idaho

Total Mental Health Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
51 $44,657 $31,000 $62,000 1.67
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Mental Health Professional Jobs in Idaho

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Mental Health Professional

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for a Mental Health Professional

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