Training Requirements for Psychiatric Technicians

Psychiatric technicians need a postsecondary nondegree award, less than 5 years experience and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Psychiatric technicians
Percent
Less than High School 1.8
High School 19.7
Some College 33.7
Associates Degree 20.8
Bachelors Degree 19.7
Masters Degree 3.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.0

Employment Outlook for Psychiatric Technicians

This represents about 67,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more psychiatric technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 10,000 more.

Typical Income for Psychiatric Technicians

Hourly Income

On average,psychiatric technicians make $17.25 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Psychiatric technicians $10.25 $12.16 $14.89 $20.64 $28.83
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health technologists and technicians $12.29 $15.63 $20.55 $27.58 $35.76
Health practitioner support technologists and technicians $10.48 $12.68 $15.93 $19.84 $24.75
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, psychiatric technicians make $35,870 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Psychiatric technicians $21,330 $25,290 $30,970 $42,930 $59,960
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health technologists and technicians $25,570 $32,510 $42,750 $57,370 $74,390
Health practitioner support technologists and technicians $21,810 $26,370 $33,140 $41,270 $51,490
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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