Psychiatric Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for psychiatric technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of psychiatric technicians among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Psychiatric Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,590
25th Percentile Wage
$52,070
50th Percentile Wage
$59,490
75th Percentile Wage
$66,140
90th Percentile Wage
$74,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for psychiatric technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,590.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.11
25th Percentile Wage
$25.03
50th Percentile Wage
$28.60
75th Percentile Wage
$31.80
90th Percentile Wage
$36.01

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for psychiatric technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.01. The median hourly salary is $28.60. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.11.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of psychiatric technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,4900.81%11.55%
201559,0103.47%-
201456,9603.48%-
201354,9804.29%-
201252,620--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Psychiatric Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of psychiatric technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of psychiatric technicians in state of California ranges from $38,180 to $75,090. The highest paying area for psychiatric technicians in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $75,090. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $64,980). The lowest paying area is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $38,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$75,090
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$64,980
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$63,970
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$62,860
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$62,450
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$61,310
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$60,450
Fresno
$58,130
Visalia-Porterville
$57,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$56,510
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$55,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$54,290
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$53,670
Napa
$50,840
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$38,180


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