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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,360
25th Percentile Wage
$51,560
50th Percentile Wage
$59,630
75th Percentile Wage
$66,820
90th Percentile Wage
$75,410

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 $75,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of psychiatric technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,630
0.23% 11.76%
2016
$59,490
0.81% -
2015
$59,010
3.47% -
2014
$56,960
3.48% -
2013
$54,980
4.29% -
2012
$52,620
- -

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 $75,990. The highest paying area for psychiatric technicians in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $75,990. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $70,140). 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
$75,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$70,140
Vallejo-Fairfield
$69,950
Stockton
$67,300
Salinas
$67,080
Bakersfield-Delano
$64,300
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$64,300
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$63,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$60,160
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$59,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$59,770
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$59,450
Fresno
$58,480
Visalia-Porterville
$56,170
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$55,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$55,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$54,290
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$53,690
Napa
$50,840
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$38,180




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