Psychiatric technicians

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Total Workforce

70.1k

Average Age

36.5

Average Salary

$31,796

Average Male Salary

$34,952

Average Female Salary

$30,473

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Psychiatric technicians are most often employed by the Outpatient care centers industry. The average yearly wage for Psychiatric technicians was $31,796 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Psychiatric technicians by wage are Animal trainers, Cutting workers, and Switchboard operators, including answering service.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Psychiatric technicians are Bloom & Rich Townships PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Psychiatric technicians are Bloom & Rich Townships PUMA, IL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Psychiatric technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Outpatient care centers is the industry that employs the most Psychiatric technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Psychiatric technicians, by average wage, is Justice, public order, & safety activities . Psychiatric technicians are paid most in Bloom & Rich Townships PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Bloom & Rich Townships PUMA, IL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$31,796

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,477

In 2018, Psychiatric technicians earned an average of $31,796, $22,093 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Animal trainers make somewhat more than Psychiatric technicians while Switchboard operators, including answering service make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Psychiatric technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.316

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Psychiatric technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.316, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Psychiatric technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Psychiatric technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Psychiatric technicians.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Psychiatric technicians, by average wage, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Administration of human resource programs, and Nursing Care Facilities.

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Industries by Share

70.1k

2018 Workforce

± 6,500

This graphic shows the share of Psychiatric technicians employed by various industries. Outpatient care centers employs the largest share of Psychiatric technicians at  31.3%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 19.1% and Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals with 13.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Psychiatric technicians in the US. The average age of male Psychiatric technicians in the workforce is 37.3 and of female Psychiatric technicians is 36.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Psychiatric technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

20.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,533

49.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,457

70.5% of Psychiatric technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Psychiatric technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Psychiatric technicians

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

48.3% of Psychiatric technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 26% of Psychiatric technicians, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Psychiatric technicians.

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Age by Gender

37.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.35

36.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.46

The median age of Psychiatric technicians is 36.5, and Male employees are generally 1.04 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Psychiatric technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Psychiatric technicians is Psychology but a relatively high number of Psychiatric technicians hold a major in Psychology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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