Information About Psychiatric Aides

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Training

Psychiatric aides need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Psychiatric aides
Training for Psychiatric Aides
Percent
Less than High School 16.0
High School 40.6
Some College 28.3
Associates Degree 7.2
Bachelors Degree 5.8
Masters Degree 1.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.9

Employment

Represents about 62,000 people in the United States- 1.7% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more psychiatric aides but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 9,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, psychiatric aides make $13.11 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Psychiatric aides $8.17 $9.80 $12.10 $15.60 $20.00
Healthcare support occupations $8.50 $9.89 $12.00 $15.30 $19.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, psychiatric aides make $27,270 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Psychiatric aides $17,000 $20,380 $25,170 $32,620 $41,720
Healthcare support occupations $17,670 $20,570 $25,140 $31,980 $39,800
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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