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Psychiatric Technician Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of psychiatric technicians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare psychiatric technician salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Psychiatric Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,430
25th Percentile Wage
$27,910
50th Percentile Wage
$37,800
75th Percentile Wage
$56,920
90th Percentile Wage
$65,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for psychiatric technicians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $65,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid psychiatric technicians is $23,430.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,800-5.19%15.63%
201539,76012.10%-
201434,9509.50%-
201331,630-0.82%-
201231,890--

Compare Psychiatric Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of psychiatric technicians in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $39,810. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $30,580). For detailed psychiatric technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State government, including schools and hospitals
$39,810
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$39,400
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$37,800
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$37,260
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$35,480
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$30,580

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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