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Psychiatric Technicians

Earnings

Salaries for psychiatric technicians vary according to geographical area and work setting: technicians in California generally receive substantially higher wages than those in other areas of the country, and technicians in community settings generally receive higher salaries than those in institutional settings. Psychiatric technicians earned median salaries of $31,140 in May 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,780, and the highest 10 percent earned $60,690 or more. Technicians who worked in psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals earned mean annual salaries of $37,450.

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