Burrell Behavioral Health is raising its minimum hourly pay to $15 per hour, a 30 percent increase from the current minimum rate of $11.50 per hour.
All Burrell employees currently making less than $15 will automatically increase to the new rate. As part of this increase, many other positions currently making more than $15 will also see a commensurate raise. It is estimated more than 1,000 Burrell team members in southwest Missouri, central Missouri and northwest Arkansas – well over half of Burrell’s workforce of 1,800-plus – will be affected by these changes.
“It is absolutely critical that we support the individuals who are supporting the behavioral health needs of our communities,” said Burrell Behavioral Health President and CEO C.J. Davis. “This increase reflects not only the competitive realities of our markets, but the essential, life-saving role of behavioral health workers within the wider health care industry.”
This minimum pay increase represents an investment of more than $3.4 million in the Burrell workforce.
“Burrell prioritizes rewarding and acknowledging the hard work of our staff, and this is just another way to do that,” Davis said. “We thank our Board of Directors and our entire team for making this possible.”
The increase will take effect in October 2021. Employees affected by the increase are being notified during September.
For a list of current job openings at Burrell, visit Careers | Burrell (burrellcenter.com) (then click Apply Now).
Media Contact: Matt Lemmon, Vice President of Communications, Burrell Behavioral Health, 417-415-1386
About Burrell Behavioral Health
Burrell Behavioral Health is the second largest behavioral health center in Missouri, working with more than 40,000 clients across 25 counties in Missouri and Arkansas. Burrell has more than 400 licensed providers offering a full continuum of care through our integrated network. Services include individual therapy and counseling, addiction recovery, psychiatric and medication management, educational and therapeutic groups, crisis intervention, medication-assisted treatment, adult stabilization, case management, residential treatment, autism, diagnostic testing and evaluations and developmental disability support. Learn more about Burrell’s programs and services at www.burrellcenter.com.