Psychiatric Technician Salary

psychiatric-technician-salary-chart.jpgThe main role of psychiatric nurse technicians is to evaluate a patient’s mental health and provide therapeutic care to people who have mental and developmental disabilities. They attend to the patient’s needs with utmost patience, care, compassion and understanding.

Salary

The average salary of psychiatric technicians was $33,140 in 2012, which is about $15.93 per hour. The top industries in which these technicians work are state, local and private hospitals, offices of health practitioners and in residential care facilities.

Job Outlook

The employment rate is expected to increase by 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is slower than the average for most of the occupations.

As psychiatric nurse technicians work in the ever growing healthcare industry, the future job prospects are stable. There is always a need for psychiatric technicians, who have zeal and experience to work for people with mental disabilities.

Psychiatric Technician Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $17,520 $23,790 $37,710 $26,110
Alaska $25,460 $40,240 $59,040 $41,060
Arizona $18,710 $24,240 $33,670 $25,300
Arkansas $16,440 $21,850 $29,510 $22,270
California $32,330 $52,620 $62,640 $49,930
Colorado $18,190 $32,670 $43,430 $31,370
Connecticut $31,100 $46,610 $60,730 $46,240
Florida $18,730 $24,750 $33,470 $25,410
Georgia $20,020 $24,580 $35,940 $26,530
Hawaii $24,710 $34,000 $38,320 $32,920
Idaho $21,790 $29,690 $40,650 $30,930
Illinois $25,520 $38,460 $49,170 $37,690
Indiana $20,880 $27,430 $36,710 $27,940
Iowa $24,370 $32,700 $41,770 $32,800
Kansas $19,960 $23,610 $36,200 $26,320
Kentucky $20,020 $25,200 $31,050 $25,420
Louisiana $17,620 $26,010 $42,990 $28,230
Maine $17,920 $25,330 $35,240 $25,650
Maryland $17,420 $31,300 $48,810 $31,540
Massachusetts $27,760 $36,410 $46,380 $36,950
Michigan $25,730 $32,260 $42,220 $32,950
Minnesota $24,930 $33,560 $45,530 $34,230
Mississippi $17,630 $25,730 $34,580 $25,810
Missouri $19,930 $23,440 $30,920 $24,660
Montana $20,630 $25,070 $30,280 $25,710
Nebraska $22,290 $28,620 $36,890 $28,980
New Hampshire $19,640 $28,080 $43,900 $29,690
New Jersey $34,770 $56,000 $70,750 $53,990
New York $25,420 $40,180 $56,230 $39,930
North Carolina $24,530 $28,790 $37,370 $29,600
Ohio $22,300 $30,010 $40,390 $31,310
Oklahoma $19,440 $26,580 $37,120 $28,300
Oregon $24,200 $36,810 $50,270 $38,060
Pennsylvania $25,900 $34,200 $57,400 $37,600
Rhode Island $28,650 $37,620 $50,760 $38,530
South Carolina $18,000 $25,060 $33,290 $25,120
Tennessee $20,070 $22,880 $29,730 $23,970
Texas $17,530 $23,830 $34,030 $25,220
Vermont $20,840 $31,930 $46,310 $32,450
Virginia $20,320 $24,870 $33,450 $25,950
Washington $30,620 $36,190 $50,170 $38,480
West Virginia $16,000 $18,760 $30,120 $20,620
Wisconsin $30,940 $37,370 $51,170 $38,830
Wyoming $23,860 $29,790 $37,460 $30,350