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Highest Paying States for Psychiatric Technicians

The highest paying states 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 of psychiatric technicians in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $59,630, California is the highest paying state for psychiatric technicians. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $57,720). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of psychiatric technicians in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Psychiatric Technicians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$59,630
$34,360 8,510
2 Connecticut
$57,720
$38,960 940
3 Oregon
$46,730
$31,430 750
4 New Jersey
$44,410
$29,160 410
5 New York
$42,750
$28,560 1,580
6 District of Columbia
$42,240
$27,420 360
7 Illinois
$41,250
$27,240 3,540
8 Colorado
$39,860
$29,080 1,010
9 Washington
$39,420
$31,340 890
10 Massachusetts
$39,090
$26,200 1,590
11 Minnesota
$37,990
$27,430 200
12 Vermont
$37,970
$26,280 250
13 Rhode Island
$37,150
$25,750 300
14 Hawaii
$36,010
$31,640 270
15 Alaska
$35,640
$27,050 390
16 Wisconsin
$35,150
$22,720 3,200
17 Michigan
$34,760
$22,430 1,230
18 Maryland
$33,340
$24,720 510
19 New Hampshire
$33,200
$26,630 40
20 Ohio
$33,070
$24,990 1,500
21 Arizona
$32,820
$24,810 2,660
22 Nevada
$31,840
$26,430 330
23 North Dakota
$31,450
$25,810 50
24 Pennsylvania
$31,390
$24,880 2,530
25 North Carolina
$31,190
$21,780 1,720
26 Iowa
$30,700
$25,660 110
27 Texas
$30,620
$23,560 4,150
28 Wyoming
$29,790
$23,860 50
29 Nebraska
$29,120
$22,710 310
30 Idaho
$29,090
$22,380 350
31 Virginia
$27,900
$21,670 3,000
32 Kansas
$27,880
$20,210 1,000
33 Georgia
$27,720
$21,290 960
34 Oklahoma
$27,670
$20,760 660
35 Missouri
$27,460
$20,930 1,390
36 Florida
$27,420
$21,000 8,370
37 Indiana
$27,240
$21,130 1,790
38 Kentucky
$27,070
$19,690 550
39 New Mexico
$26,770
$19,840 1,070
40 Alabama
$26,300
$17,620 990
41 Maine
$26,250
$21,030 340
42 Mississippi
$26,250
$20,480 420
43 Montana
$25,630
$21,320 550
44 Louisiana
$25,480
$19,490 1,360
45 Utah
$25,070
$20,910 970
46 South Carolina
$24,840
$17,840 590
47 Arkansas
$24,170
$19,720 710
48 Tennessee
$23,830
$20,260 790
49 West Virginia
$21,610
$18,800 1,560
50 Puerto Rico
$19,840
$16,570 120
See also: Highest paying industries for psychiatric technicians, Top Paying Jobs in America.