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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
56,910 2.0 % $14.95 $31,090 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.53 $11.28 $14.03 $17.90 $22.35
Annual Wage (2) $19,830 $23,470 $29,180 $37,230 $46,490


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 22,990 9.53 $16.46 $34,230
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 11,650 0.54 $14.60 $30,360
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 8,690 1.36 $12.79 $26,600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,450 0.08 $16.88 $35,120
Individual and Family Services 2,360 0.10 $10.49 $21,810

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 22,990 9.53 $16.46 $34,230
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 8,690 1.36 $12.79 $26,600
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 11,650 0.54 $14.60 $30,360
Other Residential Care Facilities 380 0.23 $13.61 $28,300
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 660 0.20 $12.17 $25,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 190 0.01 $17.63 $36,680
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) (8) (8) $17.14 $35,650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,450 0.08 $16.88 $35,120
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 22,990 9.53 $16.46 $34,230
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 11,650 0.54 $14.60 $30,360


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 5,560 0.59 1.51 $20.92 $43,520
Texas 5,330 0.44 1.12 $13.39 $27,840
Florida 4,280 0.50 1.27 $12.45 $25,890
Mississippi 3,340 2.97 7.56 $9.60 $19,970
Michigan 3,020 0.70 1.78 $16.39 $34,090




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 3,340 2.97 7.56 $9.60 $19,970
West Virginia 1,630 2.34 5.96 $10.78 $22,430
Montana 940 2.04 5.18 $14.11 $29,350
Rhode Island 660 1.36 3.46 $18.87 $39,260
Oregon 1,800 0.95 2.42 $19.03 $39,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 480 0.17 0.42 $21.59 $44,910
New York 5,560 0.59 1.51 $20.92 $43,520
Alaska 160 0.50 1.26 $20.46 $42,550
Hawaii 400 0.63 1.59 $20.17 $41,940
Oregon 1,800 0.95 2.42 $19.03 $39,570





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,640 0.49 1.24 $19.85 $41,280
Jackson, MS 1,680 6.40 16.28 $9.61 $19,980
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,310 0.28 0.72 $13.32 $27,710
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,260 0.64 1.63 $15.33 $31,890
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,220 1.19 3.02 $14.35 $29,850
Salem, OR 1,160 6.82 17.35 $19.28 $40,100
Tuscaloosa, AL 1,050 10.32 26.23 $12.94 $26,910
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,050 0.37 0.94 $18.31 $38,090
Jacksonville, FL 950 1.38 3.51 $12.26 $25,510
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 890 0.25 0.63 $13.43 $27,940




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)
Tuscaloosa, AL 1,050 10.32 26.23 $12.94 $26,910
Salem, OR 1,160 6.82 17.35 $19.28 $40,100
Jackson, MS 1,680 6.40 16.28 $9.61 $19,980
Gainesville, FL 810 6.07 15.43 $12.62 $26,250
Utica-Rome, NY 420 3.36 8.54 $24.48 $50,910
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 350 2.71 6.89 $13.17 $27,390
Albany, OR 100 2.26 5.75 $18.64 $38,770
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 90 1.89 4.80 $12.13 $25,230
Jacksonville, FL 950 1.38 3.51 $12.26 $25,510
Lexington-Fayette, KY 340 1.25 3.19 $15.63 $32,500




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)
Utica-Rome, NY 420 3.36 8.54 $24.48 $50,910
Rochester, NY 130 0.25 0.65 $20.90 $43,480
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI (8) (8) (8) $20.65 $42,950
Urban Honolulu, HI 390 0.84 2.13 $20.17 $41,940
Binghamton, NY 120 1.16 2.96 $19.99 $41,580
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,640 0.49 1.24 $19.85 $41,280
Syracuse, NY 160 0.53 1.34 $19.59 $40,750
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 320 0.27 0.68 $19.49 $40,550
Salem, OR 1,160 6.82 17.35 $19.28 $40,100
Eugene, OR 130 0.82 2.10 $18.83 $39,160

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 860 6.23 15.86 $14.08 $29,290
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 830 5.51 14.01 $9.76 $20,290
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 550 3.75 9.53 $21.21 $44,130
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 470 2.84 7.22 $13.21 $27,480
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 440 5.92 15.06 $10.12 $21,040

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 860 6.23 15.86 $14.08 $29,290
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 440 5.92 15.06 $10.12 $21,040
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 830 5.51 14.01 $9.76 $20,290
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 550 3.75 9.53 $21.21 $44,130
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 470 2.84 7.22 $13.21 $27,480

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)
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.13 $52,270
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 550 3.75 9.53 $21.21 $44,130
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 270 1.00 2.54 $19.48 $40,510
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 150 0.80 2.03 $17.78 $36,980
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 290 2.55 6.47 $14.85 $30,880


About May 2018 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 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019