$30,909
Avg. Salary
$13.26
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Psychiatric Technician is $13.26 per hour.

The average pay for a Psychiatric Technician is $30,909 per year.

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$0$59K
Salary $21,639 - $59,324
Bonus $0.00 - $5,918
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,957 - $44,873
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 71
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.47 - $19.53
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $2.07 - $29.80
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,918
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,957 - $44,873
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 376

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 be tasked with monitoring patients, both in person and through CCTV methods. When there are changes in a patient's behavior, the technician should attempt to remedy the situation, but it is also important to know when it is necessary to refer the patient to a nurse or a doctor. The technician will also make sure that patients are eating appropriate meals and taking prescribed medications. The vital signs, height, and weight of the patient need to be recorded periodically. The technician will also be expected to carry out housekeeping duties and keep the area clean. Transporting patients from one department or facility to another can be another part of the job. The technician may have administrative duties such as filing, record keeping, and creating reports.

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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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Key Stats for Psychiatric Technician

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
9%

Skills That Affect Psychiatric Technician Salaries

Psychiatric
▲1%

National Average
$28,000

Counseling
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 25%