Average Psychiatric Technician Hourly Pay in Charlotte, North Carolina

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The average hourly pay for a Psychiatric Technician in Charlotte, North Carolina is $14.04.
MEDIAN $14.04
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $17
Total Pay
$24,884 - $35,803

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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

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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 $13.51 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Psychiatric Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.26 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Psychiatric Technician in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 49.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (7.6% more) and Valparaiso, Indiana (6.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Springfield, Missouri (17.5% less), New Orleans, Louisiana (14.0% less) and St. Louis, Missouri (9.0% less).

Years of Experience

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Early Career