Mental Health Professional Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$42,000
$25,000
Min 10%
$42,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Centra
Highest Paying City
Santa Rosa, CA
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Average Experience Level
2.3 years
How much does a mental health professional make?
As a Mental Health Professional in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $42,644 per year or $20.5 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $71,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $25,000 per year. Most Mental Health Professional jobs are in Health Care companies and Professional companies. Some of the states with the best Mental Health Professional salaries are Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Delaware. Most Mental Health Professionals spend 2.3 years in the position.

Average Mental Health Professional Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Mental Health Professional in the USA is $42,644 annually or $20.5 hourly. The city with the highest Mental Health Professional salary is Santa Rosa, CA at $63,269 per year. The average entry-level salary in Santa Rosa, CA is $36,000. Some of the states with the best Mental Health Professional salaries are Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York. South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Arkansas have the lowest Mental Health Professional salaries.

Map of Mental Health Professional Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Mental Health Professional Salary By Company

If you are a Mental Health Professional, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Health Care companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Mental Health Professionals. Centra and Universal Health Services are the best paying companies for Mental Health Professionals. In addition, companies like Meridian Health and Wood Group Management Services report highly competitive salaries for Mental Health Professionals.

Average Mental Health Professional Pay By Industry

Mental Health Professional salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Professional companies, Health Care companies, and Hospitality companies tend to have the highest salaries for Mental Health Professionals. Professional companies pay Mental Health Professionals an average salary of $44,679, Health Care companies pay $43,556, and Hospitality companys come in at $40,898. The types of companies that pay Mental Health Professionals the least are in the Non Profits industry, where the average annual salary is $40,117.
Industry
Average Salary
Professional
Professional
$44,679
$45k
Health Care
Health Care
$43,556
$44k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$40,898
$41k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$40,117
$40k

Mental Health Professional Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Mental Health Professional Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Mental Health Professional can range from $42,275 to $50,357 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 Professional Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
State of North Dakota
Licensed Mental Health Professional
04/28/2020
$52,392
Maryland Government Jobs
Mental Health Professional Counselor Supervisor
04/25/2020
$53,214
State of Oklahoma
Licensed Mental Health Professional/Admissions Co
04/21/2020
$48,250
Clinical Program Therapist 4-Mental Health Professional
04/15/2020
$58,026
Family Outreach Mental Health Professional (Clinician II)-Crew
04/15/2020
$54,600
Licensed Mental Health Professional
04/15/2020
$50,000
South Carolina Job Board
Qualified Mental Health Professional (#019065) Kershaw CI, Kershaw Senior
04/12/2020
$48,960
Civitas Health Services
Qualified Mental Health Professional (Qmhp-A/C) IIH and Mhsb
04/09/2020
$36,000
Maryland Government Jobs
Mental Health Professional Counselor Supervisor
03/27/2020
$53,214
Corrections Qualified Mental Health Professional 9-P11
03/26/2020
$45,476
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