Information About Psychiatric Aides

Training Requirements for Psychiatric Aides

Psychiatric aides need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Psychiatric aides
Training for Psychiatric Aides
Percent
Less than High School 13.2
High School 35.5
Some College 31.0
Associates Degree 10.2
Bachelors Degree 7.8
Masters Degree 1.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.8

Employment outlook for Psychiatric Aides

Represents about 77,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 4,000 more psychiatric aides but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 21,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, psychiatric aides make $13.83 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Psychiatric aides $9.10 $10.88 $12.85 $16.15 $20.30
Healthcare support occupations $9.51 $10.91 $13.42 $17.11 $21.93
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides $9.11 $10.26 $11.93 $14.44 $17.61
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, psychiatric aides make $28,770 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Psychiatric aides $18,940 $22,630 $26,720 $33,590 $42,220
Healthcare support occupations $19,780 $22,690 $27,910 $35,580 $45,620
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides $18,950 $21,330 $24,810 $30,040 $36,640
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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