Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians

Care for mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed individuals, following physician instructions and hospital procedures. 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 medications and hypodermic injections.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
70,730 1.5 % $14.77 $30,730 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.72 $10.82 $13.53 $17.44 $24.11
Annual Wage (2) $18,140 $22,500 $28,140 $36,270 $50,140


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 26,720 $15.48 $32,200
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 4,820 $11.91 $24,760
Offices of Physicians 1,160 $13.25 $27,560
Local Government (OES Designation) 990 $17.48 $36,350
Outpatient Care Centers 990 $12.04 $25,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 480 $24.46 $50,870
Nursing Care Facilities 160 $19.91 $41,410
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 370 $17.76 $36,950
Local Government (OES Designation) 990 $17.48 $36,350
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 26,720 $15.48 $32,200


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Missouri 3,380 $11.70 $24,340 1.266
Virginia 3,610 $12.21 $25,390 1.007
New Mexico 750 $13.23 $27,510 0.934
Florida 6,400 $11.93 $24,800 0.870
Alaska 270 $13.81 $28,720 0.870

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
California 8,380 $24.57 $51,110 0.576
New Jersey (8) $20.96 $43,600 (8)
District of Columbia 480 $20.46 $42,550 0.750
Rhode Island 340 $19.07 $39,670 0.750
Oregon 370 $18.14 $37,730 0.227


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Gainesville, FL 600 $12.22 $25,420 4.963
Alexandria, LA 240 $11.99 $24,940 3.870
Lubbock, TX 410 $7.84 $16,300 3.294
Provo-Orem, UT 530 $11.57 $24,070 3.084
Hattiesburg, MS 170 $9.04 $18,800 3.072

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 290 $28.06 $58,360 0.296
Salinas, CA 40 $26.79 $55,720 0.226
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 350 $26.18 $54,450 0.414
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,430 $24.37 $50,690 0.360
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 80 $24.00 $49,920 0.082


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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