Resources & Services: Salary Survey
Did you know that a licensed professional social worker - with a Masters degree and typically 2,000 hours of post-graduate experience - earns less than the manager of a fast food restaurant? Or that a direct care worker in a 24-hour residential treatment center, caring for the most ill and vulnerable among us, earns a median salary of $23,000 a year, compared to $25,589 - the median salary for an assistant manager at Burger King.
If this comes as a surprise to you, then The National Council's 2011 Behavioral Health Salary Survey helps put things into perspective. The Salary Survey provides important information about the behavioral health workforce at a time when healthcare delivery structures are rapidly evolving, behavioral health job responsibilities are becoming more complex, and the competition for high-performing employees is intensifying. The Salary Survey offers timely information upon which to plan and act.
The survey is available for purchase online (Member $100, Nonmember $150). The survey is accessible only as an e-document (no hardcopy) and will be viewable as a PDF.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Alison Siemianowski at the National Council, AlisonS@thenationalcouncil.org; 202.684.3746 .
The 2011 Behavioral Health Salary Survey was completed in partnership with the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers.