How Much Do Psychiatric Aides Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Psychiatric Aides

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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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$33300 per year
Hourly wage
$16 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$21,840 to $25,630 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$11 to $12 per hour

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.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
NY $22 $45,390
WA $21 $44,540
CT $21 $43,740
OR $21 $43,300
MN $21 $42,830
NJ $20 $41,960
AK $20 $41,880
NV $20 $41,490
NH $19 $39,360
PA $19 $39,140

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
Employment Services $39400 $18.94
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
State Government $32580 $15.67
Local Government $31060 $14.93
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
Specialty Hospitals $28360 $13.63
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities $27520 $13.23
Other Residential Care Facilities $27170 $13.07

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