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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians

Care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Monitor patientsí 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:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Psychiatric Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
93,410 2.4 % $ 18.27 $ 38,000 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Psychiatric Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.97 $ 14.05 $ 17.58 $ 21.93 $ 27.10
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,980 $ 29,210 $ 36,570 $ 45,620 $ 56,380


Industry profile for Psychiatric Technicians:

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 27,900 11.66 $ 17.66 $ 36,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 15,160 0.27 $ 18.93 $ 39,380
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 12,000 1.23 $ 18.29 $ 38,040
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 10,970 1.79 $ 15.39 $ 32,010
Outpatient Care Centers 7,430 0.75 $ 17.27 $ 35,910

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 27,900 11.66 $ 17.66 $ 36,730
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 10,970 1.79 $ 15.39 $ 32,010
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 12,000 1.23 $ 18.29 $ 38,040
Outpatient Care Centers 7,430 0.75 $ 17.27 $ 35,910
Other Residential Care Facilities 980 0.65 $ 14.91 $ 31,020

Top paying industries for Psychiatric Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,750 0.22 $ 25.51 $ 53,060
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) (8) (8) $ 25.36 $ 52,740
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,250 0.04 $ 19.61 $ 40,790
Offices of Physicians 1,260 0.05 $ 19.19 $ 39,910
Elementary and Secondary Schools 320 (7) $ 19.06 $ 39,640


Geographic profile for Psychiatric Technicians:

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.



Map of employment of psychiatric technicians by state, May 2021


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)
Florida 11,470 1.33 2.01 $ 17.76 $ 36,950
California 9,290 0.56 0.85 $ 26.85 $ 55,840
Texas 5,790 0.47 0.71 $ 16.00 $ 33,280
Illinois 5,530 0.98 1.48 $ 19.36 $ 40,270
Arizona 5,280 1.83 2.76 $ 17.00 $ 35,370


Map of location quotient of psychiatric technicians by state, May 2021


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)
West Virginia 1,290 1.97 2.97 $ 12.05 $ 25,070
Arizona 5,280 1.83 2.76 $ 17.00 $ 35,370
Indiana 4,210 1.41 2.13 $ 16.18 $ 33,660
Wisconsin 3,710 1.35 2.03 $ 17.21 $ 35,800
Florida 11,470 1.33 2.01 $ 17.76 $ 36,950


Map of annual mean wages of psychiatric technicians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Psychiatric Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,290 0.56 0.85 $ 26.85 $ 55,840
District of Columbia 360 0.55 0.83 $ 26.07 $ 54,220
Connecticut 1,120 0.71 1.07 $ 25.24 $ 52,500
Washington 800 0.25 0.38 $ 22.83 $ 47,490
Oregon 880 0.48 0.73 $ 22.66 $ 47,130



Map of employment of psychiatric technicians by area, May 2021


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 4,200 1.71 2.58 $ 19.41 $ 40,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,130 1.95 2.95 $ 17.29 $ 35,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,340 0.58 0.88 $ 23.86 $ 49,630
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,200 0.76 1.14 $ 19.69 $ 40,950
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,930 0.22 0.34 $ 22.51 $ 46,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,720 0.59 0.90 $ 17.06 $ 35,480
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,470 0.41 0.62 $ 16.27 $ 33,840
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,390 1.37 2.07 $ 16.77 $ 34,880
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,270 0.48 0.72 $ 17.22 $ 35,820
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,270 0.98 1.48 $ 17.71 $ 36,830


Map of location quotient of psychiatric technicians by area, May 2021


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)
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 480 5.38 8.12 $ 22.59 $ 46,990
Port St. Lucie, FL 540 3.63 5.47 $ 16.70 $ 34,740
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 120 3.36 5.07 $ 11.60 $ 24,130
Ann Arbor, MI 630 3.13 4.71 $ 27.01 $ 56,170
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 240 3.02 4.56 $ 12.03 $ 25,020
Tallahassee, FL 510 3.01 4.54 $ 13.66 $ 28,420
Napa, CA 200 2.96 4.46 $ 36.64 $ 76,220
Terre Haute, IN 180 2.84 4.28 $ 14.85 $ 30,880
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 150 2.82 4.25 $ 20.26 $ 42,130
Grand Junction, CO 170 2.77 4.18 (8) (8)


Map of annual mean wages of psychiatric technicians by area, May 2021


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)
Napa, CA 200 2.96 4.46 $ 36.64 $ 76,220
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 220 1.97 2.98 $ 33.38 $ 69,420
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 430 1.45 2.19 $ 32.67 $ 67,950
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 280 0.27 0.40 $ 32.25 $ 67,080
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 800 0.36 0.54 $ 30.13 $ 62,670
Visalia-Porterville, CA 200 1.33 2.00 $ 29.39 $ 61,140
Fresno, CA 240 0.63 0.95 $ 29.08 $ 60,480
Santa Rosa, CA 100 0.52 0.78 $ 28.83 $ 59,970
Stockton-Lodi, CA 260 1.02 1.55 $ 28.09 $ 58,420
Bakersfield, CA 160 0.51 0.77 $ 27.87 $ 57,970

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 390 4.63 6.98 $ 18.33 $ 38,120
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 370 3.73 5.63 $ 14.21 $ 29,570
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 360 2.35 3.54 $ 14.38 $ 29,910
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 320 2.49 3.76 $ 11.96 $ 24,870
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 250 3.31 4.99 $ 16.32 $ 33,950

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 390 4.63 6.98 $ 18.33 $ 38,120
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 370 3.73 5.63 $ 14.21 $ 29,570
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 250 3.31 4.99 $ 16.32 $ 33,950
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 2.69 4.06 $ 11.32 $ 23,540
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 320 2.49 3.76 $ 11.96 $ 24,870

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 100 1.68 2.53 $ 31.09 $ 64,670
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 0.52 $ 28.33 $ 58,920
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.64 0.97 $ 26.95 $ 56,060
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 70 2.37 3.57 $ 24.29 $ 50,520
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 0.41 $ 22.49 $ 46,780


About May 2021 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022