How much does a Psychiatric Technician make?

Updated Nov 28, 2021

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$45,220 /yr
Average Base Pay

110 salaries

$25K

Low

$45K

Average

$81K

High

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The national average salary for Psychiatric Technician is $45,220 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Psychiatric Technician salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 110 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Psychiatric Technician employees.

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US Army
3.8

US Army

Psychiatric Technician

$36,887

 /yr
Range: $34K - $43K
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$34K

$43K

$33,579 - $42,916 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Psychiatric Technician

$41,226

 /yr
Range: $38K - $47K

$38K

$47K

$38,437 - $46,644 Range

Albertina Kerr
2.7

Albertina Kerr

Psychiatric Technician - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $13 - $18

$13

$18

$13 - $18 Range

CareerStaff Unlimited
3.6

CareerStaff Unlimited

Psychiatric Technician - Monthly

$2,561

 /mo
Range: $2K - $7K

$2K

$7K

$1,899 - $7,469 Range

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
3.5

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Psychiatric Technician - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $12 - $16

$12

$16

$12 - $16 Range

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
3.4

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Psychiatric Technician - Monthly

$5,981

 /mo
Range: $5K - $7K

$5K

$7K

$4,904 - $6,731 Range

PrairieCare
3.4

PrairieCare

Psychiatric Technician - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $15 - $25

$15

$25

$15 - $25 Range

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Utah State Hospital
4

Utah State Hospital

Psychiatric Technician - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $11 - $15

$11

$15

$11 - $15 Range

Merakey
3.1

Merakey

Psychiatric Technician - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $12 - $17

$12

$17

$12 - $17 Range

California Department of State Hospitals
3.6

California Department of State Hospitals

Psychiatric Technician - Monthly

$5,873

 /mo
Range: $3K - $9K

$3K

$9K

$3,344 - $8,515 Range

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
3.5

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Psychiatric Technician - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $12 - $16

$12

$16

$12 - $16 Range

Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute
2.7

Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute

Psychiatric Technician - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $11 - $16

$11

$16

$11 - $16 Range

University Neuropsychiatric Institute
3.9

University Neuropsychiatric Institute

Psychiatric Technician - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $13 - $21

$13

$21

$13 - $21 Range

People’s Care
2.9

People’s Care

Psychiatric Technician - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $17 - $28

$17

$28

$17 - $28 Range

Westat
3.7

Westat

Psychiatric Technician

$32,184

 /yr
Range: $29K - $37K

$29K

$37K

$29,078 - $36,526 Range

WellSpan Health
3.7

WellSpan Health

Psychiatric Technician - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $14 - $18

$14

$18

$14 - $18 Range

Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute
2.8

Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute

Psychiatric Technician

$30,626

 /yr
Range: $30K - $36K

$30K

$36K

$29,684 - $36,098 Range

BestNest Management
2.8

BestNest Management

Psychiatric Technician - Hourly

$51

 /hr
Range: $35 - $57

$35

$57

$35 - $57 Range

Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute
2.2

Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute

Psychiatric Technician - Monthly

$2,404

 /mo
Range: $2K - $3K

$2K

$3K

$1,982 - $2,884 Range

State of California
4

State of California

Psychiatric Technician - Hourly

$31

 /hr
Range: $29 - $42

$29

$42

$29 - $42 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Psychiatric Technician salaries

The national average salary for a Psychiatric Technician is $45,220 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Psychiatric Technician salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 110 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Psychiatric Technician employees.

The highest salary for a Psychiatric Technician in United States is $80,987 per year.

The lowest salary for a Psychiatric Technician in United States is $25,249 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent psychiatric technician salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$23
hourly
A Mental Health Technician in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $23 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$24
hourly
A Psych Technician in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $24 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$16
hourly
A Behavioral Health Technician in the Flint, MI Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
Flint, MI Area area
Part-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$13
hourly
A Mental Health Technician in the Terre Haute, IN Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Terre Haute, IN Area area
Part-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$12
hourly
A MHT in the Sarasota, FL Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Sarasota, FL Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Hospital
$12
hourly
A Psychiatric Technician in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
St. Louis, MO Area area
 
Full-time
Hospital
$15
hourly
A Behavioral Health Technician in the Tucson, AZ Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Tucson, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$22
hourly
A Behavioral Technician in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
 
Part-time
501 to 1000 employees
$17
hourly
A Mental Health Technician in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private