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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

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)
115,940 2.0 % $ 20.99 $ 43,650 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Psychiatric Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.98 $ 17.18 $ 19.09 $ 23.06 $ 28.84
Annual Wage (2) $ 31,150 $ 35,730 $ 39,700 $ 47,960 $ 59,990


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 28,950 12.34 $ 21.21 $ 44,110
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 21,990 1.93 $ 20.92 $ 43,510
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 15,920 0.28 $ 21.40 $ 44,510
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 12,430 2.00 $ 17.70 $ 36,810
Outpatient Care Centers 10,030 0.94 $ 19.59 $ 40,740

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 28,950 12.34 $ 21.21 $ 44,110
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 12,430 2.00 $ 17.70 $ 36,810
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 21,990 1.93 $ 20.92 $ 43,510
Outpatient Care Centers 10,030 0.94 $ 19.59 $ 40,740
Other Residential Care Facilities 1,000 0.65 $ 18.22 $ 37,890

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) 5,570 0.26 $ 28.34 $ 58,950
Offices of Physicians 1,240 0.04 $ 23.58 $ 49,040
Educational Support Services (8) (8) $ 22.91 $ 47,640
Employment Services 1,690 0.05 $ 22.41 $ 46,600
Home Health Care Services 300 0.02 $ 21.90 $ 45,550


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 2023


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 12,300 1.29 1.68 $ 20.09 $ 41,790
Texas 9,820 0.72 0.95 $ 18.41 $ 38,290
California 9,650 0.54 0.70 $ 31.16 $ 64,820
Arizona 6,940 2.22 2.90 $ 20.07 $ 41,740
Pennsylvania 5,880 0.99 1.29 $ 19.91 $ 41,420


Map of location quotient of psychiatric technicians by state, May 2023


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)
Hawaii 1,660 2.69 3.52 $ 23.95 $ 49,810
Arizona 6,940 2.22 2.90 $ 20.07 $ 41,740
Indiana 5,400 1.71 2.24 $ 19.42 $ 40,390
Vermont 460 1.52 1.99 $ 22.19 $ 46,160
Idaho 1,200 1.46 1.91 $ 19.91 $ 41,400


Map of annual mean wages of psychiatric technicians by state, May 2023


Top paying states for Psychiatric Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,650 0.54 0.70 $ 31.16 $ 64,820
District of Columbia 460 0.65 0.86 $ 27.97 $ 58,180
Connecticut 1,130 0.68 0.89 $ 26.76 $ 55,670
New Jersey 1,060 0.25 0.33 $ 26.23 $ 54,550
New York 2,380 0.25 0.33 $ 25.99 $ 54,060



Map of employment of psychiatric technicians by area, May 2023


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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,660 2.47 3.24 $ 20.41 $ 42,450
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,990 1.46 1.92 $ 20.25 $ 42,120
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,730 0.83 1.08 $ 22.48 $ 46,760
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,900 0.91 1.19 $ 19.00 $ 39,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,690 0.43 0.57 $ 27.30 $ 56,780
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,600 0.27 0.36 $ 26.85 $ 55,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,470 0.87 1.14 $ 21.32 $ 44,340
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,350 0.59 0.78 $ 19.65 $ 40,870
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,000 1.05 1.38 $ 19.09 $ 39,700
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,970 1.82 2.38 $ 21.33 $ 44,370


Map of location quotient of psychiatric technicians by area, May 2023


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 690 16.60 21.75 $ 24.23 $ 50,400
Springfield, MO 1,260 5.79 7.58 $ 16.64 $ 34,620
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 470 5.03 6.58 $ 25.21 $ 52,440
Jacksonville, NC 250 4.82 6.32 $ 15.23 $ 31,680
Visalia-Porterville, CA 760 4.52 5.92 $ 33.91 $ 70,540
Salem, OR 640 3.50 4.59 $ 26.55 $ 55,230
Bay City, MI 120 3.47 4.54 $ 19.01 $ 39,530
Evansville, IN-KY 520 3.40 4.46 $ 17.03 $ 35,410
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 430 3.34 4.37 $ 18.42 $ 38,320
Jonesboro, AR 190 3.28 4.29 $ 16.47 $ 34,260


Map of annual mean wages of psychiatric technicians by area, May 2023


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 340 1.21 1.59 $ 41.14 $ 85,570
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 420 1.32 1.73 $ 38.53 $ 80,140
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 190 1.35 1.76 $ 35.12 $ 73,040
Utica-Rome, NY 40 0.32 0.42 $ 34.66 $ 72,100
Visalia-Porterville, CA 760 4.52 5.92 $ 33.91 $ 70,540
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 730 0.30 0.40 $ 33.08 $ 68,800
Santa Rosa, CA 90 0.46 0.60 $ 32.88 $ 68,390
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 200 0.17 0.23 $ 31.32 $ 65,150
Fresno, CA 420 1.02 1.33 $ 31.03 $ 64,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,190 0.71 0.93 $ 30.53 $ 63,490

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 520 1.35 1.76 $ 16.44 $ 34,190
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 460 2.93 3.84 $ 17.29 $ 35,970
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 330 3.83 5.01 $ 21.31 $ 44,320
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 310 3.01 3.94 $ 19.17 $ 39,880
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 250 1.88 2.46 $ 14.22 $ 29,570

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 330 3.83 5.01 $ 21.31 $ 44,320
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 310 3.01 3.94 $ 19.17 $ 39,880
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 460 2.93 3.84 $ 17.29 $ 35,970
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 230 2.48 3.25 $ 22.18 $ 46,130
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 80 2.40 3.14 $ 25.51 $ 53,060

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 70 1.17 1.54 $ 37.26 $ 77,510
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 0.55 $ 32.37 $ 67,330
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 0.59 $ 29.59 $ 61,550
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 230 1.66 2.17 $ 26.23 $ 54,570
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 80 2.40 3.14 $ 25.51 $ 53,060


About May 2023 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 2023 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2023 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 3, 2024