Mental health technician

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How much does a Mental Health Technician make in the United States?

Average base salary
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14.8k salaries reported, updated at Jun 01, 2020
$35.92
per hour
The average salary for a mental health technician is $35.92 per hour in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Flexible schedule
  • 403(b)
  • Flexible spending account
  • Disability insurance
  • Professional development assistance

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Most common benefits for Mental Health Technicians

  • Flexible schedule
  • 403(b)
  • Flexible spending account
  • Disability insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Health insurance

Salary satisfaction

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39% of Mental health technicians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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How can mental health technicians increase their salary?

There are a few ways you can increase your salary as a mental technician. One is simply through tenure and obtaining more experience. Another option is to obtain a certification from the American Association of Psychiatric Technicians. It offers four levels of certification for mental health technicians and the certifications demonstrate a high level of competency within the mental health field. The other option is to pursue further education and coursework that qualifies you for other, more advanced opportunities.

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How much do similar professions to mental health technician get paid?

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