Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Psychiatric Technicians generally obtain higher salaries for more plentiful past experience. Salaries go up slowly for those just starting out, crawling from $28K to $30K after five to 10 years in the field. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $34K. After two decades in the field, Psychiatric Technicians continue to experience steady salary growth, and typical compensation averages $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 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.