Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
65,770 2.0 % $14.10 $29,330 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.39 $11.14 $13.04 $16.61 $20.80
Annual Wage (2) $19,520 $23,160 $27,110 $34,550 $43,270


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 23,500 9.82 $15.57 $32,380
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 19,240 0.88 $13.37 $27,810
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 9,140 1.46 $12.35 $25,690
Individual and Family Services 2,960 0.13 $10.47 $21,780
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,580 0.03 $13.41 $27,890

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 23,500 9.82 $15.57 $32,380
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 9,140 1.46 $12.35 $25,690
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 19,240 0.88 $13.37 $27,810
Other Residential Care Facilities 530 0.33 $12.90 $26,840
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 750 0.23 $12.01 $24,980

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 (8) (8) $16.24 $33,780
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 23,500 9.82 $15.57 $32,380
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) (8) (8) $14.73 $30,640
Outpatient Care Centers 1,080 0.12 $14.69 $30,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $14.39 $29,940


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 13,840 1.16 2.52 $12.74 $26,510
New York 5,600 0.61 1.32 $20.13 $41,860
Florida 4,050 0.48 1.04 $11.83 $24,610
Mississippi 3,440 3.07 6.66 $9.22 $19,170
Pennsylvania 2,650 0.46 0.99 $16.08 $33,450




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 3,440 3.07 6.66 $9.22 $19,170
Montana 960 2.09 4.53 $13.83 $28,760
West Virginia 1,050 1.52 3.31 $10.19 $21,190
Vermont 380 1.25 2.71 $13.79 $28,690
Texas 13,840 1.16 2.52 $12.74 $26,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 510 0.18 0.39 $20.74 $43,140
New York 5,600 0.61 1.32 $20.13 $41,860
Hawaii 420 0.67 1.45 $19.15 $39,840
Oregon 1,920 1.05 2.27 $18.61 $38,710
Connecticut 1,420 0.86 1.86 $17.80 $37,030



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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 3,080 0.46 1.00 $20.34 $42,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.69 1.50 $12.34 $25,660
Jackson, MS 1,690 6.42 13.92 $9.23 $19,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,440 0.49 1.07 $12.78 $26,580
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,160 1.16 2.52 $14.06 $29,240
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.31 0.68 $13.13 $27,320
Salem, OR 1,130 6.85 14.85 $18.97 $39,470
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,080 1.08 2.34 $13.41 $27,880
Tuscaloosa, AL 950 9.51 20.61 $12.72 $26,460
Jacksonville, FL 950 1.42 3.08 $11.80 $24,540


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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)
Wichita Falls, TX 780 13.83 29.97 $12.48 $25,960
Tuscaloosa, AL 950 9.51 20.61 $12.72 $26,460
Salem, OR 1,130 6.85 14.85 $18.97 $39,470
Jackson, MS 1,690 6.42 13.92 $9.23 $19,200
Utica-Rome, NY 420 3.37 7.31 $23.61 $49,110
Albany, OR 100 2.38 5.16 $18.44 $38,360
El Paso, TX 580 1.93 4.18 $11.95 $24,860
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 230 1.67 3.63 $19.02 $39,560
Eugene, OR 230 1.52 3.30 $18.45 $38,370
Tulsa, OK 640 1.50 3.26 $9.80 $20,380


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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 3.37 7.31 $23.61 $49,110
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.28 0.61 $22.49 $46,780
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,080 0.46 1.00 $20.34 $42,320
Rochester, NY 140 0.27 0.59 $20.10 $41,800
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 200 0.48 1.04 $19.29 $40,130
Urban Honolulu, HI 390 0.86 1.85 $19.18 $39,900
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 230 1.67 3.63 $19.02 $39,560
Salem, OR 1,130 6.85 14.85 $18.97 $39,470
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 340 0.30 0.64 $18.95 $39,410
Syracuse, NY 160 0.53 1.14 $18.93 $39,370

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 1,620 8.37 18.15 $12.74 $26,500
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,040 5.46 11.83 $12.88 $26,790
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 970 6.48 14.04 $9.17 $19,080
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 850 6.28 13.61 $13.77 $28,630
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 780 2.91 6.31 $12.26 $25,500

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 1,620 8.37 18.15 $12.74 $26,500
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 970 6.48 14.04 $9.17 $19,080
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 850 6.28 13.61 $13.77 $28,630
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,040 5.46 11.83 $12.88 $26,790
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 540 3.73 8.08 $19.82 $41,220

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) $19.86 $41,310
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 540 3.73 8.08 $19.82 $41,220
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 250 0.89 1.93 $18.94 $39,390
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.53 $18.08 $37,610
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 1.25 $17.73 $36,870


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018