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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians

Care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene, and administer oral or injectable medications.


National estimates for Psychiatric Technicians
Industry profile for Psychiatric Technicians
Geographic profile for Psychiatric Technicians

National estimates for Psychiatric Technicians: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Psychiatric Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
85,330 1.9 % $ 18.31 $ 38,080 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Psychiatric Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.00 $ 13.78 $ 16.84 $ 21.16 $ 28.38
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,960 $ 28,660 $ 35,030 $ 44,020 $ 59,020


Industry profile for Psychiatric Technicians: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Psychiatric Technicians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Psychiatric Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Psychiatric Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 30,530 12.62 $ 18.85 $ 39,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 14,490 0.26 $ 18.20 $ 37,850
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 9,320 1.47 $ 15.87 $ 33,010
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 7,370 0.82 $ 17.38 $ 36,150
Outpatient Care Centers 6,290 0.65 $ 16.98 $ 35,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Psychiatric Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 30,530 12.62 $ 18.85 $ 39,200
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 9,320 1.47 $ 15.87 $ 33,010
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 7,370 0.82 $ 17.38 $ 36,150
Outpatient Care Centers 6,290 0.65 $ 16.98 $ 35,320
Other Residential Care Facilities 490 0.31 $ 15.33 $ 31,880

Top paying industries for Psychiatric Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 530 0.20 $ 25.69 $ 53,440
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 5,210 0.24 $ 25.01 $ 52,020
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 30,530 12.62 $ 18.85 $ 39,200
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $ 18.72 $ 38,940
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,660 0.03 $ 18.47 $ 38,420


Geographic profile for Psychiatric Technicians: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Psychiatric Technicians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Psychiatric Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Psychiatric Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,570 0.64 1.05 $ 28.08 $ 58,400
Florida 9,400 1.11 1.82 $ 15.92 $ 33,110
Texas 5,450 0.45 0.73 $ 16.65 $ 34,640
Illinois 5,110 0.91 1.48 $ 19.10 $ 39,720
Virginia 3,940 1.07 1.74 $ 15.88 $ 33,020




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Psychiatric Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 1,030 1.44 2.34 $ 14.14 $ 29,400
Maine 780 1.36 2.21 $ 16.98 $ 35,310
Arizona 3,790 1.34 2.18 $ 16.47 $ 34,260
Wisconsin 3,600 1.33 2.17 $ 17.66 $ 36,740
Nevada 1,630 1.31 2.13 $ 16.25 $ 33,800




Top paying states for Psychiatric Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,570 0.64 1.05 $ 28.08 $ 58,400
District of Columbia 360 0.52 0.85 $ 25.80 $ 53,670
Connecticut 880 0.57 0.94 $ 25.47 $ 52,970
Massachusetts 1,410 0.42 0.69 $ 23.01 $ 47,860
Hawaii 650 1.14 1.85 $ 21.41 $ 44,520





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Psychiatric Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,910 1.56 2.54 $ 17.44 $ 36,270
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,140 0.72 1.17 $ 19.01 $ 39,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,100 1.47 2.40 $ 16.50 $ 34,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,880 0.49 0.81 $ 23.50 $ 48,880
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,990 0.23 0.37 $ 21.51 $ 44,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,900 0.64 1.04 $ 17.51 $ 36,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,640 0.54 0.89 $ 19.09 $ 39,720
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,590 0.44 0.72 $ 16.73 $ 34,800
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,510 1.01 1.65 $ 30.27 $ 62,960
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,270 0.98 1.59 $ 15.78 $ 32,820




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Psychiatric Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kankakee, IL 840 19.84 32.34 $ 19.17 $ 39,870
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 930 8.62 14.06 $ 30.06 $ 62,520
Provo-Orem, UT 860 3.39 5.53 $ 13.98 $ 29,080
Bangor, ME 200 3.26 5.32 $ 16.08 $ 33,440
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 230 2.79 4.55 $ 11.42 $ 23,760
Greenville, NC 200 2.72 4.44 $ 13.08 $ 27,200
Madison, WI 1,010 2.64 4.31 $ 18.25 $ 37,950
Fresno, CA 980 2.61 4.25 $ 30.65 $ 63,740
Tallahassee, FL 430 2.51 4.08 $ 12.01 $ 24,970
Columbus, IN 110 2.44 3.98 $ 13.97 $ 29,060




Top paying metropolitan areas for Psychiatric Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Stockton-Lodi, CA 270 1.08 1.76 $ 33.64 $ 69,970
Bakersfield, CA 110 0.34 0.56 $ 33.63 $ 69,960
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 280 0.94 1.53 $ 33.24 $ 69,140
Fresno, CA 980 2.61 4.25 $ 30.65 $ 63,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,510 1.01 1.65 $ 30.27 $ 62,960
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 130 0.12 0.19 $ 30.15 $ 62,710
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 930 8.62 14.06 $ 30.06 $ 62,520
Visalia-Porterville, CA 220 1.51 2.46 $ 29.24 $ 60,820
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 680 0.49 0.80 $ 29.07 $ 60,460
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 40 0.35 0.57 $ 27.78 $ 57,780

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Psychiatric Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 580 6.91 11.26 $ 13.22 $ 27,510
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 380 3.88 6.33 $ 14.22 $ 29,590
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 380 4.51 7.36 $ 18.02 $ 37,480
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 320 2.12 3.45 $ 12.90 $ 26,830
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 260 1.92 3.13 $ 10.74 $ 22,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Psychiatric Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 580 6.91 11.26 $ 13.22 $ 27,510
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 380 4.51 7.36 $ 18.02 $ 37,480
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 380 3.88 6.33 $ 14.22 $ 29,590
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 320 2.12 3.45 $ 12.90 $ 26,830
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 260 1.92 3.13 $ 10.74 $ 22,330

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Psychiatric Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 1.15 1.88 $ 36.10 $ 75,080
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.95 1.55 $ 24.86 $ 51,700
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 20.99 $ 43,670
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 50 1.69 2.75 $ 20.75 $ 43,160
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 1.21 $ 20.17 $ 41,950


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021