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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2022

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)
100,950 2.3 % $ 19.60 $ 40,760 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Psychiatric Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.78 $ 15.22 $ 17.97 $ 21.97 $ 28.31
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,660 $ 31,660 $ 37,380 $ 45,710 $ 58,880


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 28,770 12.41 $ 20.15 $ 41,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 15,660 1.47 $ 18.93 $ 39,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 14,790 0.26 $ 19.66 $ 40,900
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 10,930 1.82 $ 16.56 $ 34,440
Outpatient Care Centers 9,280 0.91 $ 17.71 $ 36,830

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 28,770 12.41 $ 20.15 $ 41,900
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 10,930 1.82 $ 16.56 $ 34,440
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 15,660 1.47 $ 18.93 $ 39,380
Outpatient Care Centers 9,280 0.91 $ 17.71 $ 36,830
Other Residential Care Facilities 920 0.62 $ 16.40 $ 34,110

Top paying industries for Psychiatric Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly (8) (8) $ 29.91 $ 62,210
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 5,120 0.24 $ 26.27 $ 54,650
Offices of Physicians 850 0.03 $ 21.71 $ 45,150
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,980 0.04 $ 21.32 $ 44,350
Home Health Care Services 260 0.02 $ 21.17 $ 44,040


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 2022


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 10,680 1.16 1.70 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
California 10,680 0.61 0.89 $ 29.35 $ 61,050
Arizona 7,110 2.35 3.44 $ 18.48 $ 38,440
Texas 6,760 0.52 0.76 $ 17.23 $ 35,840
Illinois 6,680 1.13 1.66 $ 21.10 $ 43,900


Map of location quotient of psychiatric technicians by state, May 2022


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)
Arizona 7,110 2.35 3.44 $ 18.48 $ 38,440
Missouri 4,720 1.67 2.45 $ 16.79 $ 34,930
Hawaii 870 1.47 2.15 $ 23.39 $ 48,640
Indiana 4,200 1.36 1.99 $ 17.19 $ 35,750
Wisconsin 3,820 1.36 1.99 $ 19.03 $ 39,580


Map of annual mean wages of psychiatric technicians by state, May 2022


Top paying states for Psychiatric Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,680 0.61 0.89 $ 29.35 $ 61,050
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $ 28.35 $ 58,970
District of Columbia 380 0.54 0.80 $ 27.20 $ 56,570
Connecticut 950 0.58 0.85 $ 26.46 $ 55,040
Oregon 860 0.45 0.66 $ 24.20 $ 50,330



Map of employment of psychiatric technicians by area, May 2022


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 5,760 2.60 3.80 $ 18.80 $ 39,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,410 1.00 1.46 $ 21.30 $ 44,310
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,950 1.51 2.21 $ 18.42 $ 38,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,230 0.53 0.78 $ 25.99 $ 54,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,890 0.62 0.91 $ 18.30 $ 38,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,770 0.47 0.68 $ 17.77 $ 36,970
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,680 0.18 0.27 $ 25.07 $ 52,140
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,580 1.21 1.77 $ 18.25 $ 37,950
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,580 0.58 0.86 $ 21.05 $ 43,780
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,400 1.33 1.96 $ 18.11 $ 37,680


Map of location quotient of psychiatric technicians by area, May 2022


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 830 19.76 28.95 $ 20.85 $ 43,360
Napa, CA 610 8.27 12.11 $ 35.72 $ 74,290
Springfield, MO 1,160 5.46 8.00 $ 15.68 $ 32,620
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 470 5.20 7.62 $ 23.81 $ 49,510
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 220 4.98 7.29 $ 15.92 $ 33,110
Jacksonville, NC 210 4.24 6.22 $ 14.17 $ 29,480
Evansville, IN-KY 560 3.73 5.46 $ 15.92 $ 33,110
Prescott, AZ 210 3.17 4.64 $ 16.63 $ 34,590
Columbia, MO 290 3.05 4.47 $ 16.40 $ 34,110
Ann Arbor, MI 640 3.05 4.46 $ 27.90 $ 58,040


Map of annual mean wages of psychiatric technicians by area, May 2022


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 610 8.27 12.11 $ 35.72 $ 74,290
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 460 1.47 2.16 $ 35.72 $ 74,290
Stockton-Lodi, CA 480 1.74 2.56 $ 34.37 $ 71,490
Fresno, CA 570 1.42 2.08 $ 30.71 $ 63,890
Santa Rosa, CA 130 0.62 0.91 $ 30.49 $ 63,420
Visalia-Porterville, CA 320 1.99 2.91 $ 30.44 $ 63,320
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 700 0.29 0.43 $ 30.00 $ 62,400
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,330 0.81 1.19 $ 29.24 $ 60,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 210 0.19 0.28 $ 29.14 $ 60,610
Ann Arbor, MI 640 3.05 4.46 $ 27.90 $ 58,040

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 430 1.11 1.63 $ 16.40 $ 34,100
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 370 4.22 6.18 $ 20.08 $ 41,760
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 350 2.25 3.30 $ 15.47 $ 32,180
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 300 1.89 2.76 $ 16.16 $ 33,610
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 290 2.93 4.30 $ 15.84 $ 32,940

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 370 4.22 6.18 $ 20.08 $ 41,760
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 290 2.93 4.30 $ 15.84 $ 32,940
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 210 2.67 3.91 $ 16.05 $ 33,380
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 80 2.34 3.42 $ 23.98 $ 49,870
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 350 2.25 3.30 $ 15.47 $ 32,180

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 1.12 1.64 $ 35.86 $ 74,600
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 0.86 $ 30.13 $ 62,670
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 0.79 $ 28.01 $ 58,260
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 210 1.53 2.24 $ 25.70 $ 53,450
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.32 $ 25.44 $ 52,910


About May 2022 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 2022 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2022 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2022 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2022 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2022 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 25, 2023