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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

31-1133 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)
55,020 2.1 % $15.67 $32,590 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.31 $11.93 $14.96 $18.52 $22.93
Annual Wage (2) $21,440 $24,820 $31,110 $38,520 $47,690


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 21,490 8.70 $16.84 $35,030
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 13,150 0.60 $15.44 $32,120
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 6,780 1.06 $13.36 $27,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,330 0.08 $17.55 $36,500
Outpatient Care Centers 2,430 0.25 $14.31 $29,760

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 21,490 8.70 $16.84 $35,030
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 6,780 1.06 $13.36 $27,790
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 13,150 0.60 $15.44 $32,120
Other Residential Care Facilities 530 0.33 $13.12 $27,290
Outpatient Care Centers 2,430 0.25 $14.31 $29,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools (8) (8) $20.99 $43,660
Offices of Physicians (8) (8) $19.47 $40,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,330 0.08 $17.55 $36,500
Employment Services 230 0.01 $17.02 $35,410
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 21,490 8.70 $16.84 $35,030


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 5,770 0.61 1.62 $20.87 $43,410
Texas 5,170 0.42 1.11 $13.26 $27,580
Mississippi 3,100 2.75 7.34 $10.58 $22,010
Florida 3,010 0.34 0.91 $13.08 $27,210
Pennsylvania 2,660 0.45 1.20 $17.26 $35,910




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 3,100 2.75 7.34 $10.58 $22,010
West Virginia 1,700 2.42 6.45 $11.18 $23,250
Montana 680 1.44 3.85 $14.49 $30,140
Rhode Island 630 1.31 3.50 (8) (8)
Vermont 290 0.95 2.54 $16.60 $34,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 900 0.31 0.84 $21.16 $44,010
New York 5,770 0.61 1.62 $20.87 $43,410
Hawaii 390 0.62 1.65 $20.26 $42,130
Connecticut 760 0.45 1.21 $19.78 $41,140
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $19.52 $40,600





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 4,880 0.51 1.35 $20.04 $41,680
Jackson, MS 1,450 5.46 14.58 $10.33 $21,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,430 0.50 1.33 $17.77 $36,970
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,260 0.64 1.70 $16.32 $33,950
Salem, OR 1,180 6.81 18.17 $20.06 $41,720
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 990 0.21 0.56 $13.56 $28,210
Tallahassee, FL 960 5.49 14.65 $12.81 $26,650
Gainesville, FL 770 5.42 14.48 $12.93 $26,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 750 0.27 0.73 $14.00 $29,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 750 0.20 0.54 $13.22 $27,500




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)
Salem, OR 1,180 6.81 18.17 $20.06 $41,720
Wheeling, WV-OH 360 5.49 14.67 $10.31 $21,450
Tallahassee, FL 960 5.49 14.65 $12.81 $26,650
Jackson, MS 1,450 5.46 14.58 $10.33 $21,490
Gainesville, FL 770 5.42 14.48 $12.93 $26,890
Pueblo, CO 270 4.50 12.01 $17.33 $36,050
Alexandria, LA 220 3.57 9.52 $12.97 $26,980
Utica-Rome, NY 420 3.25 8.69 $23.21 $48,280
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 400 3.05 8.15 $12.96 $26,950
Columbus, GA-AL 270 2.36 6.31 $11.50 $23,920




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 3.25 8.69 $23.21 $48,280
Rochester, NY 140 0.26 0.70 $22.06 $45,890
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 220 0.37 0.99 $21.64 $45,010
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 260 0.17 0.44 $20.83 $43,320
Urban Honolulu, HI 380 0.82 2.20 $20.22 $42,060
Flint, MI 70 0.50 1.32 $20.07 $41,750
Salem, OR 1,180 6.81 18.17 $20.06 $41,720
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,880 0.51 1.35 $20.04 $41,680
Binghamton, NY 120 1.20 3.20 $19.58 $40,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 400 0.12 0.33 $19.48 $40,530

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)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 760 5.01 13.38 $10.94 $22,750
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 590 4.23 11.28 $14.38 $29,910
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 570 3.92 10.46 $21.23 $44,150
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 490 2.99 7.98 $13.90 $28,920
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 300 1.30 3.46 $10.67 $22,180

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)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 760 5.01 13.38 $10.94 $22,750
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 590 4.23 11.28 $14.38 $29,910
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 570 3.92 10.46 $21.23 $44,150
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 490 2.99 7.98 $13.90 $28,920
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 220 2.29 6.12 $10.14 $21,100

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 570 3.92 10.46 $21.23 $44,150
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 180 1.14 3.04 $20.15 $41,910
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 190 1.68 4.49 $16.62 $34,580
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 1.11 2.96 $14.95 $31,100
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.48 $30,110


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020