A Psychiatric Technician earns an average wage of $13.25 per hour. A skill in Counseling is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Psychiatric Technician Total Pay (?
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$20,595 - $58,277
(Median)
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58K
MEDIAN: $34,585
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Psychiatric Technician Total Pay (?
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$9.74 - $20.54
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,595 - $58,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $967  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,025 - $51,153  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 346
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $20.54  
   
Overtime
$7.00 - $40.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $967  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,025 - $51,153  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 346
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Job Description for Psychiatric Technician
  • Organize, supervise and encourage patient participation in educational and recreational activities.
  • Make observations and document patient treatment interventions, behavior and progress.
  • Assist psychiatric patients with daily therapeutic and hygiene needs under direction of nursing and medical staff.
  • Dispense medications as directed by physician.
  • Restrain or aid patients as necessary to prevent injury.
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Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatric Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Houston
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National Average
$29,000
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Experience Affects Psychiatric Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Psychiatric Technician Salaries

Psychiatric
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National Average
$29,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 71 votes.
Gender
Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%
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