2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Psychiatric Aides with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $21,840 to $25,630 per year or $11 to $12 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Psychiatric Aides to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$24||$48,880|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$19||$39,270|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$15||$31,570|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$12||$25,630|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$11||$21,840|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Psychiatric Aide is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Psychiatric Aides are in the states of NY, WA, CT, OR and MN.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Elementary and Secondary Schools||$42390||$20.38|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||$38560||$18.54|
|Vocational Rehabilitation Services||$35840||$17.23|
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals||$35290||$16.97|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$34740||$16.70|
|Outpatient Care Centers||$30500||$14.66|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$29370||$14.12|
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners||$29150||$14.01|
|Individual and Family Services||$28530||$13.72|
|Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services||$28440||$13.67|
|Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities||$27520||$13.23|
|Other Residential Care Facilities||$27170||$13.07|