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

Average base salary

Average $27.52
Low $13.16
High $57.55
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a mental health technician is $27.52 per hour in the United States. 28.6k salaries reported, updated at December 2, 2023

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Top companies for Mental Health Technicians in United States

  1. Telemynd
    30 reviews76 salaries reported
    $53.62per hour
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Highest paying cities for Mental Health Technicians near United States

  1. Atlanta, GA
    $38.83 per hour
    57 salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $31.81 per hour
    73 salaries reported
  3. Columbus, OH
    $31.47 per hour
    54 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $28.36 per hour
    134 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $28.10 per hour
    108 salaries reported
  3. Shreveport, LA
    $24.00 per hour
    33 salaries reported
  1. Philadelphia, PA
    $21.68 per hour
    125 salaries reported
  2. Tulsa, OK
    $18.59 per hour
    27 salaries reported
  3. Orefield, PA
    $17.92 per hour
    43 salaries reported
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Where can a Mental Health Technician earn more?

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Most common benefits for Mental Health Technicians

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Loan repayment program
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 809 ratings

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 much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Mental Health Therapist

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Common questions about salaries for a Mental Health Technician

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a mental health technician?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a mental health technician, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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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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