Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

31-1013 Psychiatric Aides

Assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff. May assist with daily living activities, lead patients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany patients to and from examinations and treatments. May restrain violent patients. Includes psychiatric orderlies.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
64,730 2.1 % $12.84 $26,710 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.30 $9.62 $12.00 $15.28 $19.27
Annual Wage (2) $17,270 $20,020 $24,950 $31,780 $40,070


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 23,660 9.79 $14.11 $29,340
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 15,990 2.83 $11.26 $23,420
State Government (OES Designation) 12,140 0.53 $12.41 $25,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,640 0.09 $13.45 $27,970
Individual and Family Services 2,170 0.18 $10.90 $22,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 23,660 9.79 $14.11 $29,340
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 15,990 2.83 $11.26 $23,420
State Government (OES Designation) 12,140 0.53 $12.41 $25,810
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 690 0.32 $11.77 $24,490
Other Residential Care Facilities 360 0.22 $11.39 $23,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nursing Care Facilities 760 0.05 $14.22 $29,580
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 23,660 9.79 $14.11 $29,340
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 270 0.04 $14.05 $29,210
Outpatient Care Centers 790 0.13 $13.65 $28,400
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,090 0.02 $13.62 $28,320


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 7,160 0.86 1.69 $17.55 $36,500
Texas 6,990 0.69 1.36 $9.58 $19,930
Mississippi 5,540 5.17 10.15 $9.33 $19,410
Pennsylvania 2,970 0.54 1.06 $14.87 $30,920
New Jersey 2,860 0.76 1.49 $15.98 $33,240




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 5,540 5.17 10.15 $9.33 $19,410
Maine 1,870 3.24 6.35 $12.33 $25,640
Montana 600 1.42 2.78 $12.52 $26,040
Louisiana 2,300 1.25 2.46 $10.74 $22,340
North Dakota 390 1.09 2.14 $12.74 $26,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 140 0.45 0.88 $19.15 $39,830
District of Columbia 390 0.61 1.19 $18.68 $38,860
New York 7,160 0.86 1.69 $17.55 $36,500
Nevada 370 0.33 0.65 $17.15 $35,670
New Jersey 2,860 0.76 1.49 $15.98 $33,240

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,590 0.72 1.41 $17.40 $36,180
Jackson, MS 3,100 12.77 25.08 $9.50 $19,760
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.81 1.59 $15.27 $31,750
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 1,050 5.50 10.80 $12.34 $25,670
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 980 1.79 3.51 $14.01 $29,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 950 0.25 0.49 $12.37 $25,730
Austin-Round Rock, TX 860 1.13 2.22 $8.98 $18,690
San Antonio, TX 800 0.96 1.88 $9.66 $20,090
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 770 0.80 1.56 $14.65 $30,470
St. Louis, MO-IL 730 0.58 1.15 $11.03 $22,940




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jackson, MS 3,100 12.77 25.08 $9.50 $19,760
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 340 7.34 14.41 $10.61 $22,060
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 1,050 5.50 10.80 $12.34 $25,670
Alexandria, LA 290 4.66 9.15 $10.34 $21,500
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 510 3.94 7.73 $15.78 $32,820
Utica-Rome, NY 470 3.78 7.43 $18.65 $38,800
Tallahassee, FL 470 2.99 5.86 $10.11 $21,030
Mobile, AL 480 2.84 5.57 $10.63 $22,110
Salem, OR 360 2.50 4.90 $15.09 $31,400
Chattanooga, TN-GA 480 2.21 4.33 $10.69 $22,230




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 470 1.94 3.82 $19.79 $41,170
Anchorage, AK 130 0.81 1.59 $19.11 $39,750
Utica-Rome, NY 470 3.78 7.43 $18.65 $38,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 420 0.18 0.36 $18.38 $38,240
Rochester, NY 300 0.63 1.24 $18.25 $37,970
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 630 0.66 1.29 $17.92 $37,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,590 0.72 1.41 $17.40 $36,180
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $17.00 $35,370
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 250 0.38 0.74 $17.00 $35,350
Canton-Massillon, OH 90 0.56 1.10 $16.46 $34,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 1,620 7.88 15.47 $8.74 $18,180
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 540 2.88 5.65 $18.91 $39,330
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 330 3.43 6.73 $15.00 $31,200
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 300 2.63 5.17 $11.13 $23,160
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 260 1.39 2.73 $13.57 $28,220

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 1,620 7.88 15.47 $8.74 $18,180
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 330 3.43 6.73 $15.00 $31,200
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 540 2.88 5.65 $18.91 $39,330
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 300 2.63 5.17 $11.13 $23,160
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 250 1.88 3.69 $11.74 $24,430

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 540 2.88 5.65 $18.91 $39,330
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.28 $31,770
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.51 1.00 $15.22 $31,670
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 330 3.43 6.73 $15.00 $31,200
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.52 $30,210


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011