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Mental Health Specialist Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$75,195 (USD)

Average Salary

$36/hr

Average Hourly

$1,519

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Mental Health Specialist is $75,195 a year and $36 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Mental Health Specialist is between $53,931 and $92,791. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Mental Health Specialist. 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

Description:
  • Plans and conducts group, individual, group, and family psychotherapy sessions in an inpatient mental health unit.
  • Provides psychotherapeutic services to individuals, groups, couples or families and may specialize in a certain area.
  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in psychology or social work and two years of patient care experience.
Mental Health Specialist Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

Job family population: 112,040

Estimated population of Mental Health Specialist jobs: 10,305

Rate of error: 1.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$87,172
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Skills

About Chicago, Illinois

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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...

Mental Health Specialist Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Children's Mental Health Therapist - In Alaska
May 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Community Connections
Community Connections is seeking a Child and Family Mental Health Clinician to join our team on Prince of Wales Island. This position operates within a wrap-around, trauma-informed and family ...
Mental Health Therapist with expertise in treating Eating Disorders
Jun 3
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Marcia S. Gibson,Psy.D. And Associates, P. C.
We are seeking a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with expertise in treating Eating Disorders! Responsibilities: * Establish open lines of communication for individuals with mental or emotional ...
Counselor, LCSW or Psy. D - Garfield Park & Surrounding
Apr 24
Chicago, IL, USA
In-Home Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Psychologist needed to provide mental health counseling and support to seniors and other adults in their own home. Flexible hours (you pick your ...
Counselor, LCSW or Psy. D. - Near N. Side, Lincoln Park & Surrounding
Apr 24
Chicago, IL, USA
In-Home Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Social Worker needed to provide mental health counseling and support to seniors and other adults in their own home. Flexible hours (you pick your schedule) - evening/weekend ...
Substance Counselor
May 13
Chicago, IL, USA
Haymarket Center
Substance Abuse Counselor (LSW, CADC, LPC, LCPC, LCSW ONLY) Facilitates and monitors physical and emotional health status of adult patients being treated for substance use and/or mental health issues.
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