Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
75,340 2.1 % $12.98 $26,990 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.22 $9.44 $12.08 $15.62 $19.54
Annual Wage (2) $17,110 $19,630 $25,120 $32,500 $40,650


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 26,750 11.67 $14.25 $29,640
State Government (OES Designation) 19,610 0.89 $12.29 $25,560
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 13,020 2.20 $11.51 $23,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,650 0.09 $14.47 $30,090
Individual and Family Services 2,390 0.17 $11.92 $24,790

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 26,750 11.67 $14.25 $29,640
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 13,020 2.20 $11.51 $23,940
State Government (OES Designation) 19,610 0.89 $12.29 $25,560
Other Residential Care Facilities 1,300 0.83 $10.95 $22,780
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,620 0.68 $12.30 $25,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services (8) (8) $14.71 $30,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,650 0.09 $14.47 $30,090
Offices of Physicians 330 0.01 $14.34 $29,830
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 26,750 11.67 $14.25 $29,640
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 360 0.02 $13.69 $28,480


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)
Texas 17,260 1.58 2.78 $9.69 $20,160
New York 7,090 0.82 1.45 $18.52 $38,510
New Jersey 4,670 1.22 2.15 $15.35 $31,940
Mississippi 3,900 3.60 6.33 $8.94 $18,590
Massachusetts 3,340 1.03 1.81 $18.40 $38,280




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 3,900 3.60 6.33 $8.94 $18,590
Maine 1,200 2.05 3.61 $11.35 $23,600
Montana 850 1.93 3.40 $11.50 $23,930
Kansas 2,180 1.63 2.87 $12.03 $25,010
Texas 17,260 1.58 2.78 $9.69 $20,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 7,090 0.82 1.45 $18.52 $38,510
Alaska 150 0.46 0.81 $18.42 $38,310
Massachusetts 3,340 1.03 1.81 $18.40 $38,280
Connecticut 750 0.46 0.80 $17.45 $36,300
Rhode Island 280 0.61 1.08 $17.37 $36,120





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 4,000 0.76 1.34 $17.67 $36,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,360 1.10 1.94 $10.10 $21,000
Jackson, MS 1,960 7.90 13.90 $8.86 $18,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,930 1.10 1.94 $20.89 $43,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,770 0.64 1.13 $10.68 $22,220
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,390 1.57 2.76 $9.63 $20,030
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,380 1.61 2.84 $9.86 $20,510
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,280 2.43 4.27 $12.46 $25,910
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.65 1.15 $16.17 $33,640
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 950 0.77 1.35 $16.91 $35,160




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)
Abilene, TX 710 11.27 19.83 $8.42 $17,520
Wichita Falls, TX 490 8.74 15.39 $9.48 $19,710
Jackson, MS 1,960 7.90 13.90 $8.86 $18,420
Alexandria, LA 350 5.83 10.27 $10.18 $21,170
Lubbock, TX 570 4.43 7.80 $8.88 $18,480
Salem, OR 570 3.99 7.03 $15.76 $32,780
Corpus Christi, TX 670 3.62 6.37 $8.63 $17,950
Mansfield, OH 170 3.58 6.29 $10.89 $22,660
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 440 3.39 5.96 $9.89 $20,570
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 590 3.00 5.27 $11.45 $23,820




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)
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 40 0.22 0.39 $22.63 $47,080
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 330 1.36 2.39 $21.64 $45,020
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,930 1.10 1.94 $20.89 $43,460
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 270 0.51 0.90 $19.56 $40,680
Binghamton, NY 290 2.84 5.00 $19.08 $39,700
New Haven, CT 80 0.31 0.54 $19.03 $39,580
Rochester, NY 300 0.60 1.06 $18.97 $39,450
Anchorage, AK 130 0.72 1.27 $18.93 $39,380
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 410 0.41 0.73 $18.32 $38,100
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 330 0.76 1.34 $17.98 $37,390

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,690 6.56 11.54 $10.26 $21,340
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,490 5.34 9.39 $9.12 $18,960
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,390 9.62 16.93 $9.04 $18,800
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 1,090 8.35 14.70 $8.73 $18,160
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 690 5.67 9.97 $11.47 $23,860

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)
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,390 9.62 16.93 $9.04 $18,800
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 1,090 8.35 14.70 $8.73 $18,160
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,690 6.56 11.54 $10.26 $21,340
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 690 5.67 9.97 $11.47 $23,860
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,490 5.34 9.39 $9.12 $18,960

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)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.84 1.49 $20.88 $43,430
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.56 $40,680
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 1.09 $17.79 $37,010
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.91 1.60 $15.69 $32,630
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 110 1.17 2.07 $14.74 $30,670


About May 2013 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:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014