Mental Health Worker Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$40,000
$28,000
$40,000
$58,000
Mental Health Workers in the United States make an average salary of $40,727 per year or $19.58 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $58,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Nevada, Connecticut, and Delaware provide the highest Mental Health Worker salaries.
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Map of Mental Health Worker Salaries

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

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Average Mental Health Worker Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a Mental Health Worker is roughly $40,727 per year, which boils down to $19.58 per hour. Interestingly enough, Mental Health Workers have the highest salaries in Providence, RI at about $63,481 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Providence, RI is $42,000. Additionally, Mental Health Workers make more than the average salary in Norwich, CT, Sacramento, CA, New York, NY, Paramus, NJ, and Eugene, OR. On a more broad level, Mental Health Worker salaries are highest in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Nevada, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, and New Jersey. On the contrary, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Florida offer the lowest Mental Health Worker salaries.

Average Mental Health Worker Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Mental Health Worker, working for Geisinger Health Plan or Kaiser Permanente might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Care New England report highly competitive salaries for Mental Health Workers.

Mental Health Worker Salary History

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Mental Health Worker Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Mental Health Worker 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 Worker Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
South Coast Community Services
South Coast Community Services
Mental Health Worker-House Manager (Strtp)
Mental Health Worker-House Manager (Strtp)
Mental Health Worker-House Manager (Strtp)
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$34,436
$34,436
06/26/2020
Overnight Mental Health Worker
Overnight Mental Health Worker
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$30,262
$30,262
06/25/2020
Community Mental Health Worker-Extra Help
Community Mental Health Worker-Extra Help
06/16/2020
06/16/2020
$32,098
$32,098
06/16/2020
Mental Health Worker
Mental Health Worker
06/05/2020
06/05/2020
$30,366
$30,366
06/05/2020
Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch
Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch
Mental Health Worker
Mental Health Worker
Mental Health Worker
06/01/2020
06/01/2020
$28,383
$28,383
06/01/2020
Merakey
Merakey
Mental Health Worker
Mental Health Worker
Mental Health Worker
05/24/2020
05/24/2020
$35,166
$35,166
05/24/2020
Mental Health Worker
Mental Health Worker
05/13/2020
05/13/2020
$30,262
$30,262
05/13/2020
Mental Health Worker IV-3 Positions Geropsychiatric Unit
Mental Health Worker IV-3 Positions Geropsychiatric Unit
05/04/2020
05/04/2020
$35,402
$35,402
05/04/2020
Mental Health Worker I
Mental Health Worker I
04/27/2020
04/27/2020
$36,022
$36,022
04/27/2020
Colorado State
Colorado State
Cdoc Mental Health Supervisor Drug & Alcohol-Social Worker/Counselor IV
Cdoc Mental Health Supervisor Drug & Alcohol-Social Worker/Counselor IV
Cdoc Mental Health Supervisor Drug & Alcohol-Social Worker/Counselor IV
04/22/2020
04/22/2020
$72,384
$72,384
04/22/2020