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Psychiatric Aides Salary Information

The salary statistics of psychiatric aides are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of psychiatric aides within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The psychiatric aides annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Psychiatric Aides Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,940
25th Percentile Wage
$22,630
50th Percentile Wage
$26,720
75th Percentile Wage
$33,590
90th Percentile Wage
$42,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for psychiatric aides. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) psychiatric aides is $42,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,940. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 122% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of psychiatric aides from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201626,7201.98%8.01%
201526,190-0.11%-
201426,2204.20%-
201325,1202.15%-
201224,580--

Table 2. Psychiatric Aides Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of psychiatric aides in 3 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for psychiatric aides occupations is the health care and social assistance sector with an annual salary $27,230. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $26,460).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$27,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,920
Federal, State, and Local Government
$26,460

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Psychiatric Aides by States

From the above tables we note that not only psychiatric aides salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of psychiatric aides in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,740 to $42,650. The highest paying state for psychiatric aides is New York with a median annual salary of $42,650. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $17,740. For more salary information of psychiatric aides profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$42,650
Alaska
$41,550
Rhode Island
$37,240
Hawaii
$37,130
Oregon
$36,680
New Hampshire
$35,600
New Jersey
$34,530
Pennsylvania
$33,430
Connecticut
$33,180
Ohio
$32,360
Nevada
$32,200
Iowa
$31,680
Wisconsin
$31,030
Minnesota
$31,010
California
$29,370
North Dakota
$29,200
Colorado
$29,020
Maryland
$28,910
North Carolina
$28,470
Michigan
$28,240
Arizona
$27,920
Maine
$27,630
Kansas
$27,580
Montana
$27,020
Massachusetts
$26,800
Washington
$26,480
Idaho
$26,040
Missouri
$25,860
Kentucky
$25,270
Virginia
$25,050
District of Columbia
$24,960
Texas
$24,910
Indiana
$24,860
Utah
$24,320
Alabama
$24,180
Illinois
$23,460
Florida
$23,260
New Mexico
$23,030
Louisiana
$22,500
South Carolina
$22,410
Arkansas
$22,140
Georgia
$21,300
West Virginia
$19,190
Tennessee
$19,160
Oklahoma
$19,110
Mississippi
$17,740



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