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
$21,730
25th Percentile Wage
$25,670
50th Percentile Wage
$31,010
75th Percentile Wage
$40,080
90th Percentile Wage
$57,680

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 $57,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid psychiatric technicians is $21,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of psychiatric technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$31,010
2.06% 4.97%
2016
$30,370
0.66% -
2015
$30,170
0.50% -
2014
$30,020
2.27% -
2013
$29,340
-0.44% -
2012
$29,470
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Compare Psychiatric Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of psychiatric technicians in 36 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 all other ambulatory health care services industry with an annual salary $66,690. The lowest paying industry is the services for the elderly and persons with disabilities industry (annual salary $22,540). For detailed psychiatric technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$66,690
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$55,990
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$54,120
Hospitals - State government owned
$41,830
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$40,640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$37,090
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$36,560
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$35,460
Hospitals - Local government owned
$35,370
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$35,200
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$34,930
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$33,520
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$33,220
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$33,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$32,920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$32,440
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$32,270
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$30,130
Hospitals - Privately owned
$30,030
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$29,690
Offices of Physicians
$29,550
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$29,400
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$29,350
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$29,330
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$28,670
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$27,160
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$27,110
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$27,050
Outpatient Care Centers
$26,850
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$26,770
Home Health Care Services
$26,650
Other Residential Care Facilities
$26,350
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$26,140
Social Assistance
$24,690
Individual and Family Services
$24,380
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$22,540

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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