Psychiatric Technician

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October 30, 2016

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Psychiatric Technician Job Description

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

Psychiatric Technician Salary Statistics as of 2015

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Average annual salary for a Psychiatric Technician is $28766 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $46135. The lowest salary reported was $20411. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Median hourly wage for a Psychiatric Technician is $14.3 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $22.94. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $10.15. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Bonuses for a Psychiatric Technician are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with under 1 year of experience.

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These are the highest paying states for a Psychiatric Technician. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $24,636 – $62,148
Hawaii – n/a
Missouri – n/a
North Carolina – n/a
Texas – $20,000 – $47,500
Virginia – n/a

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These are the highest paying cities for a Psychiatric Technician. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
Houston, Texas –
San Jose, California –
San Diego, California –

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This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Psychiatric Technician from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $28766 while in 2007 it was just $26677.08

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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66%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 34% of Psychiatric Technicians were males while 66% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

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