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Director Mental Health Agency Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$71,934 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Director Mental Health Agency is $71,934 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Director Mental Health Agency is between $51,592 and $88,767. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Director Mental Health Agency. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Directs agency or major function of public or voluntary organization providing services in social welfare field to individuals, groups, or community: works with board of directors and committees to establish policies and programs and administers such programs.
  • Determines policies and defines scope of services to be rendered within legislative regulations for public welfare agency functioning without board of directors.
  • Assumes responsibility for development and administration of standards and procedures related to personnel, including staff development, budget, and physical facilities.
  • Interprets agency purpose and program to community.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with other agencies and organizations in community toward meeting community needs and services.
  • Prepares, distributes, and maintains variety of reports.
  • Inspects agency operations and facilities to ensure agency meets standards and procedures criteria.
  • May direct or coordinate fund raising, public relations, and fact finding or research activities.
  • Employed in settings such as child welfare, community welfare councils, family casework, youth serving agencies, health organizations, informal education, and recreation, including scouting and y's, public welfare, and fund raising.
  • May work in specific area of social welfare and be designated director, child support enforcement program; director, community center; director, social service; director, rehabilitation program; director, mental health agency.
Director Mental Health Agency Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Social and Community Service Managers

Job family population: 141,830

Estimated population of Director Mental Health Agency jobs: 4,336

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Director Mental Health Agency Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Community Connections
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... agency. Responsible for managing infection prevention and control. Ensures adherence to ... Experience working in a mental health and/or school environment Job Responsibilities: * Responsible ...
Clinical Director
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
Clinical Director of Mid-America Mental Health, LLC. We are looking for a Clinical Director with 3-5 years of prior management experience minimum for our growing outpatient psychiatry practice. The ...
Psychiatrist and Behavioral Health Supervisor
May 21
Kenosha, WI, USA
Kenosha Community Health Center
Supervise Licensed Mental Health Clinicians * Demonstrates expertise in coordinating, directing and managing all aspects of the treatment program * Demonstrated knowledge of social service agency ...
Assistant Director of Emergency Services
May 16
Chicago, IL, USA
Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital
Assures compliance with all applicable mental health laws, codes, rules and regulations. Maintains ... Must be able to work cooperatively with other hospital staff and community agencies. Good ...
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