Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many but not all Psychiatric Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Pay increases are minimal for Psychiatric Technicians just starting out. Salaries only go from $28K to $30K after a decade. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $34K. Pay continues to grow for Psychiatric Technicians after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $46K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution.