Psychiatric Technician Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of psychiatric technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare psychiatric technician salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Psychiatric Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,090
25th Percentile Wage
$24,960
50th Percentile Wage
$30,370
75th Percentile Wage
$41,100
90th Percentile Wage
$58,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for psychiatric technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) psychiatric technicians is $58,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid psychiatric technicians is $21,090.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of psychiatric technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,3700.66%2.96%
201530,1700.50%-
201430,0202.27%-
201329,340-0.44%-
201229,470--

Compare Psychiatric Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of psychiatric technicians in 31 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for psychiatric technician occupations is the specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry with an annual salary $53,110. The lowest paying industry is the services for the elderly and persons with disabilities industry (annual salary $21,720). For detailed psychiatric technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$53,110
Hospitals - State government owned
$43,780
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$42,190
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$40,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$37,390
Hospitals - Local government owned
$35,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$32,700
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$32,380
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$32,240
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$32,090
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$31,970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$31,860
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$31,310
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$30,310
Hospitals - Privately owned
$29,660
Offices of Physicians
$28,980
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$28,800
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$28,030
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$27,770
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$27,410
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$27,370
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$26,570
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$26,410
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$26,360
Home Health Care Services
$25,890
Outpatient Care Centers
$25,880
Social Assistance
$25,720
Individual and Family Services
$25,440
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$25,110
Other Residential Care Facilities
$23,950
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$21,720

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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