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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Psychiatric Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,330
25th Percentile Wage
$25,290
50th Percentile Wage
$30,970
75th Percentile Wage
$42,930
90th Percentile Wage
$59,960

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 $59,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,330. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 181% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of psychiatric technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,970-0.55%2.97%
201531,1400.03%-
201431,1304.02%-
201329,880-0.57%-
201230,050--

Table 2. Psychiatric Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of psychiatric technicians in 4 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 $37,800. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $29,570).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,800
Educational Services
$33,340
Health Care and Social Assistance
$30,370
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,570

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 $18,360 to $59,490. The highest paying state for psychiatric technicians is California with a median annual salary of $59,490. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,360. For more salary information of psychiatric technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$59,490
Connecticut
$55,090
New Jersey
$45,090
Illinois
$44,050
Michigan
$41,410
Washington
$40,680
New York
$40,650
Oregon
$40,450
Colorado
$37,210
Rhode Island
$37,120
Wisconsin
$36,980
District of Columbia
$36,820
Vermont
$35,590
Massachusetts
$35,480
Minnesota
$35,390
Maryland
$35,240
Ohio
$33,720
New Hampshire
$33,200
Pennsylvania
$32,650
North Carolina
$31,220
Iowa
$30,280
Alaska
$30,230
Wyoming
$29,790
Arizona
$29,630
Texas
$29,520
Hawaii
$29,090
Georgia
$28,270
Kansas
$28,080
Idaho
$27,840
Virginia
$27,560
Florida
$27,170
Nebraska
$26,910
Alabama
$26,900
Montana
$26,780
Oklahoma
$26,750
Maine
$26,620
Mississippi
$26,060
Missouri
$26,060
Indiana
$25,930
Louisiana
$24,480
Kentucky
$24,460
Tennessee
$24,110
Arkansas
$24,040
South Carolina
$23,930
West Virginia
$19,870
Puerto Rico
$18,360



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