How much does a Mental Health Technician make in the United States? The average Mental Health Technician salary in the United States is $35,031 as of April 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $31,233 and $39,909. 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.
Mental Health Technician 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. Being a Mental Health Technician attends and participates in group therapy, in-service education, and staff meetings. Records information about patients including vital signs, weight, and demeanor. Additionally, Mental Health Technician may communicate with patients family as needed. Typically requires an associate degree in psychology or its equivalent. Typically reports to Registered Nurse (RN) or other supervisor. The Mental Health Technician gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Mental Health Technician typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description
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What does a Mental Health Technician do?
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Maintains competencies and seeks opportunities to develop professionally.
August 10, 2019
Serves as a unit preceptor for all new Mental Health Technicians.
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Demonstrates respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Mental Health Technician in the United States. The base salary for Mental Health Technician ranges from $31,233 to $39,909 with the average base salary of $35,031. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $31,262 to $39,939 with the average total cash compensation of $35,047.