Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
67,410 1.9 % $13.83 $28,770 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.10 $10.88 $12.85 $16.15 $20.30
Annual Wage (2) $18,940 $22,630 $26,720 $33,590 $42,220


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 26,410 11.24 $14.97 $31,130
State Government (OES Designation) 17,640 0.81 $13.65 $28,390
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 11,450 1.87 $11.92 $24,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,810 0.07 $15.90 $33,080
Individual and Family Services 2,460 0.15 $10.66 $22,170

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 26,410 11.24 $14.97 $31,130
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 11,450 1.87 $11.92 $24,800
State Government (OES Designation) 17,640 0.81 $13.65 $28,390
Other Residential Care Facilities 510 0.31 $11.98 $24,930
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 480 0.19 $14.34 $29,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,810 0.07 $15.90 $33,080
Offices of Physicians 340 0.01 $15.73 $32,730
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 80 (7) $15.54 $32,320
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 26,410 11.24 $14.97 $31,130
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 480 0.19 $14.34 $29,830


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 13,610 1.16 2.41 $12.66 $26,330
New York 5,900 0.65 1.35 $19.86 $41,310
Mississippi 3,570 3.19 6.65 $9.06 $18,840
New Jersey 2,970 0.75 1.56 $17.05 $35,470
Michigan 2,600 0.62 1.28 $15.14 $31,500




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 3,570 3.19 6.65 $9.06 $18,840
Montana 960 2.12 4.41 $13.10 $27,260
West Virginia 1,310 1.88 3.92 $9.76 $20,300
Rhode Island 640 1.34 2.80 (8) (8)
Texas 13,610 1.16 2.41 $12.66 $26,330




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 5,900 0.65 1.35 $19.86 $41,310
Oregon 1,680 0.94 1.95 $17.84 $37,100
Hawaii 360 0.57 1.19 $17.81 $37,050
Connecticut 1,450 0.87 1.81 $17.25 $35,870
New Hampshire 360 0.56 1.17 $17.09 $35,550





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,520 0.53 1.11 (8) (8)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.73 1.53 $12.40 $25,790
Jackson, MS 1,660 6.30 13.13 $9.04 $18,800
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,370 0.47 0.97 $12.25 $25,490
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,310 1.36 2.83 $13.84 $28,780
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,040 1.07 2.22 $13.18 $27,420
Salem, OR 1,010 6.29 13.09 $17.83 $37,080
Tuscaloosa, AL 900 8.98 18.71 $12.60 $26,210
Tallahassee, FL 860 5.24 10.92 $11.53 $23,970
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 850 0.73 1.53 $17.12 $35,610




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 900 8.98 18.71 $12.60 $26,210
Wichita Falls, TX 480 8.64 17.99 $12.33 $25,650
Jackson, MS 1,660 6.30 13.13 $9.04 $18,800
Salem, OR 1,010 6.29 13.09 $17.83 $37,080
Tallahassee, FL 860 5.24 10.92 $11.53 $23,970
Johnson City, TN 340 4.33 9.02 $9.83 $20,450
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 540 3.93 8.19 $20.80 $43,260
Alexandria, LA 220 3.57 7.43 $11.10 $23,090
Trenton, NJ 630 2.80 5.84 $18.31 $38,080
El Paso, TX 650 2.17 4.52 $11.82 $24,590




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.30 0.62 $22.32 $46,430
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 540 3.93 8.19 $20.80 $43,260
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.33 0.68 $20.46 $42,560
Rochester, NY 140 0.27 0.56 $20.07 $41,740
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 220 0.40 0.83 $19.68 $40,940
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 350 0.31 0.64 $19.03 $39,590
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 230 0.51 1.07 $18.78 $39,060
Syracuse, NY (8) (8) (8) $18.39 $38,250
Trenton, NJ 630 2.80 5.84 $18.31 $38,080
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 630 0.62 1.28 $18.15 $37,750

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,650 8.52 17.75 $12.73 $26,470
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,080 5.56 11.59 $12.93 $26,880
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 1,080 7.14 14.87 $9.00 $18,720
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 890 6.74 14.05 $13.13 $27,310
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 840 3.15 6.57 $12.08 $25,120

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,650 8.52 17.75 $12.73 $26,470
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 1,080 7.14 14.87 $9.00 $18,720
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 230 6.85 14.27 $16.94 $35,230
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 890 6.74 14.05 $13.13 $27,310
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,080 5.56 11.59 $12.93 $26,880

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 530 3.66 7.62 $20.17 $41,950
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 220 0.80 1.67 $19.04 $39,600
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.50 $17.47 $36,330
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 1.16 $17.11 $35,580
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 230 6.85 14.27 $16.94 $35,230


About May 2016 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017