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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Psychiatric Aides Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,520
25th Percentile Wage
$23,160
50th Percentile Wage
$27,110
75th Percentile Wage
$34,550
90th Percentile Wage
$43,270

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 $43,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,520. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 121% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of psychiatric aides from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$27,110
1.44% 9.33%
2016
$26,720
1.98% -
2015
$26,190
-0.11% -
2014
$26,220
4.20% -
2013
$25,120
2.15% -
2012
$24,580
- -

Table 2. Psychiatric Aides Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of psychiatric aides in 5 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 $28,190. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $24,420).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$28,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,920
Educational Services
$26,530
Federal, State, and Local Government
$25,440
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,420

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 $17,700 to $44,160. The highest paying state for psychiatric aides is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $44,160. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $17,700. For more salary information of psychiatric aides profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Minnesota
$44,160
New York
$43,180
Alaska
$41,550
Hawaii
$40,820
Oregon
$38,390
New Hampshire
$36,500
New Jersey
$35,140
Connecticut
$34,640
Nevada
$34,380
Nebraska
$34,280
Ohio
$34,030
Rhode Island
$33,760
Pennsylvania
$33,370
New Mexico
$32,660
Iowa
$31,680
Michigan
$30,480
California
$30,120
Maryland
$29,640
Colorado
$29,560
Massachusetts
$29,350
North Dakota
$29,200
Delaware
$29,130
Kentucky
$28,560
North Carolina
$28,470
Maine
$28,260
Montana
$28,220
Arizona
$27,920
Washington
$27,610
Wisconsin
$27,550
South Dakota
$27,120
Virginia
$27,120
Missouri
$27,100
Utah
$26,920
Vermont
$26,500
Idaho
$26,040
Georgia
$25,630
Kansas
$25,540
Texas
$25,020
Indiana
$24,980
District of Columbia
$24,960
Wyoming
$24,750
Alabama
$24,280
Arkansas
$23,870
Florida
$23,620
Illinois
$23,540
South Carolina
$22,710
Louisiana
$21,570
Oklahoma
$19,920
Puerto Rico
$19,850
West Virginia
$19,850
Tennessee
$19,670
Mississippi
$17,700



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