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Psychiatric Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of psychiatric technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of psychiatric technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The psychiatric technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Psychiatric Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,930
25th Percentile Wage
$25,980
50th Percentile Wage
$31,670
75th Percentile Wage
$42,320
90th Percentile Wage
$59,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for psychiatric technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) psychiatric technicians is $59,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,930. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 171% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of psychiatric technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$31,670
2.21% 5.12%
2016
$30,970
-0.55% -
2015
$31,140
0.03% -
2014
$31,130
4.02% -
2013
$29,880
-0.57% -
2012
$30,050
- -

Table 2. Psychiatric Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of psychiatric technicians in 5 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for psychiatric technicians occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $41,510. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $29,550).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$41,510
Educational Services
$35,070
Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$30,150
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,550

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Psychiatric Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only psychiatric technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of psychiatric technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,840 to $59,630. The highest paying state for psychiatric technicians is California with a median annual salary of $59,630. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,840. For more salary information of psychiatric technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$59,630
Connecticut
$57,720
Oregon
$46,730
New Jersey
$44,410
New York
$42,750
District of Columbia
$42,240
Illinois
$41,250
Colorado
$39,860
Washington
$39,420
Massachusetts
$39,090
Minnesota
$37,990
Vermont
$37,970
Rhode Island
$37,150
Hawaii
$36,010
Alaska
$35,640
Wisconsin
$35,150
Michigan
$34,760
Maryland
$33,340
New Hampshire
$33,200
Ohio
$33,070
Arizona
$32,820
Nevada
$31,840
North Dakota
$31,450
Pennsylvania
$31,390
North Carolina
$31,190
Iowa
$30,700
Texas
$30,620
Wyoming
$29,790
Nebraska
$29,120
Idaho
$29,090
Virginia
$27,900
Kansas
$27,880
Georgia
$27,720
Oklahoma
$27,670
Missouri
$27,460
Florida
$27,420
Indiana
$27,240
Kentucky
$27,070
New Mexico
$26,770
Alabama
$26,300
Maine
$26,250
Mississippi
$26,250
Montana
$25,630
Louisiana
$25,480
Utah
$25,070
South Carolina
$24,840
Arkansas
$24,170
Tennessee
$23,830
West Virginia
$21,610
Puerto Rico
$19,840



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