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Highest Paying Industries for Psychiatric Technicians

The top 51 highest paying industries for psychiatric technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $52,310, specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the highest paying industry for psychiatric technicians. It is followed by hospitals - state government owned industry (average annual salary $43,450). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of psychiatric technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 51 Highest Paying Industries for Psychiatric Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$52,310
2,200
2 Hospitals - State government owned
$43,450
16,380
3 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$41,850
300
4 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$41,420
500
5 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$41,220
14,460
6 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$41,130
200
7 Educational Services - Privately owned
$40,630
210
8 Educational Services - State government owned
$39,820
330
9 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$38,680
320
10 State government, including schools and hospitals
$37,540
30,090
11 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$37,070
33,540
12 Educational Services
$35,960
1,150
13 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$35,890
1,410
14 Hospitals - Local government owned
$35,210
1,590
15 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$35,200
13,390
16 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$34,950
14,640
17 Federal, State, and Local Government
$34,950
14,640
18 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$33,300
130
19 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$32,650
3,450
20 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$32,120
37,610
21 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$32,040
330
22 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$31,460
25,570
23 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$31,400
9,840
24 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$30,650
8,110
25 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$30,580
1,250
26 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$30,270
470
27 Health Care and Social Assistance
$30,020
48,240
28 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$29,430
640
29 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$29,110
610
30 Educational Services - Local government owned
$29,110
610
31 Hospitals - Privately owned
$28,770
19,640
32 Employment Services
$28,130
n/a
33 Administrative and Support Services
$28,130
n/a
34 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,130
n/a
35 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$27,500
n/a
36 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$27,500
10,940
37 Other Residential Care Facilities
$27,440
780
38 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$27,430
600
39 Temporary Help Services
$26,830
n/a
40 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$26,060
3,960
41 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$26,020
5,690
42 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$25,560
4,740
43 Offices of Physicians
$25,490
1,010
44 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$24,220
3,670
45 Social Assistance
$24,030
1,270
46 Individual and Family Services
$23,500
1,170
47 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$23,430
120
48 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$23,020
780
49 Outpatient Care Centers
$22,740
2,160
50 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$22,400
1,960
51 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$20,250
320
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