Salary for Psychiatric Aides

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Also known as:  Mental Health Aide (MHA), Mental Health Worker (MHW), Psychiatric Aide, Psychiatric Nursing Aide, Psychiatric Nursing Assistant, Resident Care Technician, Therapeutic Program Worker (TPW)

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A Psychiatric Aide can expect a wage between $21,840 and $48,880 depending on education and experience. can expect a salary of thirty-three thousand three hundred dollars each year.

are paid at the highest average level in New York, where they earn average wages of approximately $45,390. People with this job title can make the highest salaries in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, which has a compensation of $39,400.

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INDUSTRIES

Psychiatric Aides tend to make the most in the following industries:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$39,400
Educational Services
$39,310
Health Care and Social Assistance
$33,530
Public Administration
$32,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$29,370

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$29,370
Public Administration
$32,400
Health Care and Social Assistance
$33,530
Educational Services
$39,310
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$39,400