Average Psychiatric Technician Hourly Pay in Los Angeles, California

$21.00
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The average hourly pay for a Psychiatric Technician in Los Angeles, California is $21.00.
10%
$13.38
10%
$21.00
50%
$31.10
90%
90%
MEDIAN $21.00
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $31
Total Pay
$28,500 - $64,048

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Job Description for Psychiatric Technician

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

Career Paths

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Psychiatric Technician
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Behavioral Health Technician
Registered Nurse (RN)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatric Technician

An early career Psychiatric Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.64 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
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Years of Experience

This data is based on 13 survey responses.
Early Career
61.5%
Late Career
38.5%