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Mental Health Technician in the United States

How much does a Mental Health Technician earn in the United States? The average Mental Health Technician salary in the United States is $34,264 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $30,455 and $39,028. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

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.

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