How much does a Mental Health Technician make? The median annual Mental Health Technician salary is $33,294, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $29,182-$38,491, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Mental Health Technician in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Mental Health Technician in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Mental Health Technician in the United States is $33,294, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Mental Health Technician in the United States are expected to make less than $33,294.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Mental Health Technician that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Mental Health Technician are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Observes and assists assigned mental health patients and helps with daily living activities, therapeutic activities, and socialization. Responsible for the overall maintenance of a therapeutic environment in the psychiatric unit and to ensure the safety of patents and staff. Attends and participates in group therapy, in-service education, and staff meetings. Records information about patients including vital signs, weight, and demeanor. May communicate with patients family as needed. Typically requires an associate's degree of psychology or its equivalent. Typically reports to Registered Nurse (RN) or other supervisor. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. Typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. View full job description