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2021 Psychiatric Technicians Salary Guide

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.

Psychiatric Technicians Salary 2021

Salary

$35K

Growth

13%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Psychiatric Technicians Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $24,960 $28,660 $35,030 $44,020 $59,020
Hourly Wage $12 $13.78 $16.84 $21.16 $28.38

How Much Do Psychiatric Technicians Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$24,960
$28,660
$35,030
$44,020
$59,020
Hourly Wage
$12
$13.78
$16.84
$21.16
$28.38

What Do Psychiatric Technicians Do?

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.

Also known as:

Behavioral Health Technician, Health Care Technician, Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT), Mental Health Assistant (MHA), Mental Health Associate, Mental Health Specialist, Mental Health Technician (MHT), Mental Health Worker, Psychiatric Technician (PT), Residential Aide (RA)

  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Treat patients using psychological therapies.
  • Care for patients with mental illnesses.
  • Administer intravenous medications.
  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Interact with patients to build rapport or provide emotional support.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities.
  • Care for patients with mental illnesses.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Encourage patients or clients to develop life skills.
  • Position patients for treatment or examination.
  • Treat patients using psychological therapies.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Teach health management classes.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Move patients to or from treatment areas.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.

Psychiatric Technicians Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 82,800 93,800 13% 7,600

Psychiatric Technicians Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
82,800
93,800
13%
7,600

Psychiatric Technicians Schooling & Experience

  • Postsecondary certificate
  • Less than 5 years work experience
  • Less than 1 month on-the-job training

Psychiatric Technicians Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Allegany College of Maryland Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Cumberland, MD 2 years: 11
Alvin Community College Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Alvin, TX 2 years: 12
Anne Arundel Community College Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Arnold, MD 2 years: 14
At least one but less than two years: 7
Less than one year: 3
Arkansas State University-Newport Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Newport, AR Less than one year: 0
Asnuntuck Community College Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Enfield, CT 2 years: 10
Less than one year: 13
Atlantic Technical College Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Coconut Creek, FL Less than one year: 11
Baltimore City Community College Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Baltimore, MD 2 years: 0
Less than one year: 0
Barton County Community College Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Great Bend, KS At least one but less than two years: 0
Belmont College Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician St Clairsville, OH 2 years: 17
BridgeValley Community & Technical College Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician South Charleston, WV 2 years: 0
At least one but less than two years: 0

Psychiatric Technicians Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Cumberland, MD
2 years: 11
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Alvin, TX
2 years: 12
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Arnold, MD
2 years: 14
At least one but less than two years: 7
Less than one year: 3
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Newport, AR
Less than one year: 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Enfield, CT
2 years: 10
Less than one year: 13
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Coconut Creek, FL
Less than one year: 11
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Baltimore, MD
2 years: 0
Less than one year: 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Great Bend, KS
At least one but less than two years: 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
St Clairsville, OH
2 years: 17
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
South Charleston, WV
2 years: 0
At least one but less than two years: 0

Psychiatric Technicians Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Accounting Technician II HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION RUSK, Texas 09/27/2021 No
Autism Behavior Technician - Part Time- 2K Sign on Bonus Autism Home Support Services Bartlett, Illinois 09/27/2021 No
Autism Behavior Technician - Part Time- 2K Sign on Bonus Autism Home Support Services Pingree Grove, Illinois 09/27/2021 No
Autism Behavior Technician - Part Time- 2K Sign on Bonus Autism Home Support Services Glen Ellyn, Illinois 09/27/2021 No
Behavioral Health Specialist Banner Health Loveland, Colorado 09/27/2021 Yes
Behavioral Health Specialist Banner Health Scottsdale, Arizona 09/27/2021 Yes
Behavioral Health Specialist I HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION RICHMOND, Texas 09/27/2021 No
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN - Days - Maxwell Hall FLACRA Clifton Springs, New York 09/27/2021 No
Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, New York 09/27/2021 Yes
Medication Technician Brookdale Senior Living Bedford, Texas 09/27/2021 Yes

Psychiatric Technicians Jobs .

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
RUSK, Texas
09/27/2021
No
Autism Home Support Services
Bartlett, Illinois
09/27/2021
No
Autism Home Support Services
Pingree Grove, Illinois
09/27/2021
No
Autism Home Support Services
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
09/27/2021
No
Banner Health
Loveland, Colorado
09/27/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Scottsdale, Arizona
09/27/2021
Yes
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
RICHMOND, Texas
09/27/2021
No
FLACRA
Clifton Springs, New York
09/27/2021
No
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
09/27/2021
Yes
Brookdale Senior Living
Bedford, Texas
09/27/2021
Yes

Psychiatric Technicians Salary Guide 2021

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