The average hourly pay for a Psychiatric Technician is $14.69.
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Job Description for Psychiatric Technician
A psychiatric technician works at a hospital or nursing home to ensure the safety and care of the patients with emotional problems or mental illnesses. The technician is an assistant to psychiatrists and nurses at a facility. The technician will be delegated tasks and will help to administer treatments to patients via group and individual activities. When activities are carried out, the technician will encourage patients to participate and increase their self-confidence. The technician will also…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Psychiatric Technician
The top respondents for the job title Psychiatric Technician are from the companies Porter Starke Services, SSM Health Care and River Oaks Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Prairie St Johns where the average pay is $18.80. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Porter Starke Services and SSM Health Care, earning around $15.08 and $13.86, respectively. River Oaks Hospital pays the lowest at around $11.88. University of Utah and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.00 and $13.07, respectively.
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Skills in Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Group Therapy, Counseling, Crisis Intervention and Psychiatric.
Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatric Technician
An entry-level Psychiatric Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.04 based on 60 salaries. An early career Psychiatric Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.72 based on 333 salaries. A mid-career Psychiatric Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.87 based on 117 salaries. An experienced Psychiatric Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.74 based on 114 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
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Employees with Psychiatric Technician in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 43.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (3.6% more) and Valparaiso, Indiana (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New Orleans, Louisiana (17.6% less), St. Louis, Missouri (12.5% less) and Salt Lake City, Utah (8.1% less).
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