Average Entry-Level Psychiatric Technician with Counseling Skills Hourly Pay

$12.74
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
10%
$10.04
MEDIAN
$12.74
90%
$17.56

The average hourly pay for a Psychiatric Technician is $12.74

Hourly Rate
$10 - $18
Total Pay
$21k - $36k
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What Do Psychiatric Technicians Do?

Psychiatric Technician Tasks
  • Assist psychiatric patients with daily therapeutic and hygiene needs under direction of nursing and medical staff
  • Dispense medications as directed by physician
  • Organize, supervise and encourage patient participation in educational and recreational activities
  • Make observations and document patient treatment interventions, behavior and progress
  • Restrain or aid patients as necessary to prevent injury
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Gender Breakdown

Female
66.7%
Male
33.3%
This data is based on 12 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

73%

Dental

33%

Vision

40%

None

27%