The average hourly pay for a Psychiatric Technician with Psychiatric skills is $14.11.
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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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Skills in Documentation, Group Therapy and Medication Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Counseling and Crisis Intervention.
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 $12.85 based on 56 salaries. An early career Psychiatric Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.11 based on 131 salaries. A mid-career Psychiatric Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.65 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Psychiatric Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.37 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Psychiatric Technician in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (34.7% more) and Houston, Texas (13.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Springfield, Missouri (20.9% less), New Orleans, Louisiana (14.0% less) and St. Louis, Missouri (7.4% less).
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