Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
61,720 1.6 % $17.25 $35,870 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.25 $12.16 $14.89 $20.64 $28.83
Annual Wage (2) $21,330 $25,290 $30,970 $42,930 $59,960


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 24,350 10.36 $17.89 $37,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,920 0.22 $16.99 $35,340
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 6,720 1.10 $13.67 $28,440
State Government (OES Designation) 6,450 0.30 $19.85 $41,280
Outpatient Care Centers 3,500 0.42 $14.66 $30,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 24,350 10.36 $17.89 $37,220
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 6,720 1.10 $13.67 $28,440
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,780 0.69 $23.63 $49,150
Other Residential Care Facilities 930 0.58 $12.13 $25,220
Outpatient Care Centers 3,500 0.42 $14.66 $30,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 40 0.01 $29.80 $61,990
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,780 0.69 $23.63 $49,150
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) (8) (8) $19.90 $41,390
State Government (OES Designation) 6,450 0.30 $19.85 $41,280
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 24,350 10.36 $17.89 $37,220


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 9,060 1.10 2.51 $13.27 $27,610
California 7,950 0.50 1.13 $27.64 $57,480
Texas 3,810 0.32 0.74 $15.12 $31,450
Illinois 3,780 0.64 1.46 $22.14 $46,050
Virginia 3,440 0.92 2.08 $13.91 $28,930




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 1,600 2.29 5.20 $10.64 $22,140
New Mexico 1,270 1.58 3.59 $13.08 $27,200
Florida 9,060 1.10 2.51 $13.27 $27,610
Virginia 3,440 0.92 2.08 $13.91 $28,930
Alaska 290 0.91 2.07 $17.19 $35,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,950 0.50 1.13 $27.64 $57,480
Connecticut 1,040 0.62 1.42 $25.74 $53,540
Michigan 1,140 0.27 0.62 $22.86 $47,560
New Jersey 290 0.07 0.17 $22.64 $47,090
Illinois 3,780 0.64 1.46 $22.14 $46,050





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,370 0.47 1.06 $15.54 $32,330
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,290 0.67 1.52 $14.17 $29,480
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,280 1.60 3.64 $14.59 $30,350
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 1,180 1.05 2.38 $14.59 $30,340
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.18 0.40 $21.00 $43,690
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,140 0.84 1.91 $29.13 $60,590
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,030 1.75 3.98 $13.70 $28,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.24 0.54 $26.32 $54,750
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 990 0.78 1.78 $12.18 $25,320
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 910 0.78 1.78 $12.39 $25,780




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kankakee, IL 820 19.85 45.15 $25.34 $52,710
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 890 7.86 17.88 $27.67 $57,560
Port St. Lucie, FL 820 5.99 13.63 $13.21 $27,490
Lynchburg, VA 480 4.90 11.15 $13.30 $27,660
Pueblo, CO 250 4.34 9.86 $18.31 $38,080
Visalia-Porterville, CA 590 4.04 9.18 $26.57 $55,260
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 340 2.62 5.97 $11.18 $23,250
Evansville, IN-KY 350 2.30 5.23 $12.41 $25,810
Cumberland, MD-WV 80 2.28 5.18 $13.60 $28,290
Fresno, CA 800 2.27 5.17 $27.91 $58,040




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 0.18 $35.87 $74,600
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.09 0.20 $31.89 $66,330
Stockton-Lodi, CA 510 2.24 5.08 $30.29 $62,990
Bakersfield, CA 100 0.32 0.74 $29.82 $62,020
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,140 0.84 1.91 $29.13 $60,590
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 470 1.18 2.69 $28.88 $60,070
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 100 0.07 0.16 $28.75 $59,790
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 210 0.68 1.56 $27.97 $58,170
Fresno, CA 800 2.27 5.17 $27.91 $58,040
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.20 0.46 $27.73 $57,680

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 580 4.00 9.10 $10.14 $21,090
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 400 4.45 10.12 $19.26 $40,060
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 390 2.80 6.37 $20.01 $41,630
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 280 2.20 5.00 $12.49 $25,970
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 270 1.56 3.54 $15.73 $32,720

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 400 4.45 10.12 $19.26 $40,060
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 580 4.00 9.10 $10.14 $21,090
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 390 2.80 6.37 $20.01 $41,630
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 280 2.20 5.00 $12.49 $25,970
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 220 2.01 4.58 $12.74 $26,510

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.35 0.79 $27.97 $58,180
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 0.98 $25.64 $53,340
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 390 2.80 6.37 $20.01 $41,630
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 400 4.45 10.12 $19.26 $40,060
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 190 1.19 2.71 $17.23 $35,840


About May 2016 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017