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Mental Health Assistant

Mental Health Assistant Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $75,000 $6,250 $1,442 $36
75th Percentile $45,500 $3,791 $875 $22
Average $41,852 $3,487 $804 $20
25th Percentile $26,500 $2,208 $509 $13
$26,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$19,500 - $26,999
26% of jobs
$27,000 - $34,499
33% of jobs
The average salary is $41,852 a year
$34,500 - $41,999
13% of jobs
$45,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$42,000 - $49,499
7% of jobs
$49,500 - $56,999
5% of jobs
$57,000 - $64,499
3% of jobs
$64,500 - $71,999
3% of jobs
$75,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$72,000 - $79,499
2% of jobs
$79,500 - $86,999
1% of jobs
$87,000 - $94,499
1% of jobs
$94,500 - $102,000
1% of jobs

National Average

$19,500 $41,852/year $20/hour $102,000
Mental Health Assistant Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$41,852
$3,487
$804
$20
Mountain View, CA
California
$49,330
$4,111
$949
$24

As of Nov 18, 2020, the average annual pay for a Mental Health Assistant in the United States is $41,852 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $20.12 an hour. This is the equivalent of $805/week or $3,488/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $102,000 and as low as $19,500, the majority of Mental Health Assistant salaries currently range between $26,500 (25th percentile) to $45,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $75,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Mental Health Assistant varies greatly (by as much as $19,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Mental Health Assistant job market in both Mountain View, CA and the surrounding area is very active. A Mental Health Assistant in your area makes on average $49,330 per year, or $7,478 (18%) more than the national average annual salary of $41,852. California ranks number 27 out of 50 states nationwide for Mental Health Assistant salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Mental Health Assistant jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Mental Health Assistant on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Mental Health Assistant Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Mental Health Assistant job is above the national average. Topping the list is Sunnyvale, CA, with Santa Cruz, CA and Santa Rosa, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Rosa, CA beats the national average by $6,534 (14.5%), and Sunnyvale, CA furthers that trend with another $8,111 (17.7%) above the $41,852 average.

Importantly, Sunnyvale, CA has a moderately active Mental Health Assistant job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Mental Health Assistant appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between Sunnyvale, CA and Dickinson, ND, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Mental Health Assistant role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Sunnyvale, CA$49,964$4,164$961$24.02
Santa Cruz, CA$49,502$4,125$952$23.80
Santa Rosa, CA$48,386$4,032$931$23.26
Williston, ND$47,411$3,951$912$22.79
Manhattan, NY$47,287$3,941$909$22.73
Barnstable Town, MA$46,920$3,910$902$22.56
Cambridge, MA$46,833$3,903$901$22.52
San Mateo, CA$46,475$3,873$894$22.34
Arlington, VA$46,438$3,870$893$22.33
Dickinson, ND$46,154$3,846$888$22.19

Top 5 Best Paying Related Mental Health Assistant Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Mental Health Assistant job category that pay more per year than a typical Mental Health Assistant salary. Top examples of these roles include: Mental Health Private Practice, Psychiatrist Mental Health, and Mental Health Consultant.

However, these example jobs are paid fairly similarly to Mental Health Assistant jobs, with a range of just $57,282 (81.3%) to $132,722 (122.6%) more than the average Mental Health Assistant salary of $41,852.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Mental Health Private Practice$174,574$14,548$3,357$83.93
Psychiatrist Mental Health$156,549$13,046$3,011$75.26
Mental Health Consultant$123,355$10,280$2,372$59.31
Mental Health Telehealth$101,029$8,419$1,943$48.57
Mental Health Telecommute$99,134$8,261$1,906$47.66
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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