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Psychiatric Aides in North Carolina

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Psychiatric Aides in North Carolina

Considering a career as a Psychiatric Aide in North Carolina?

1.8% Jobs Projection
$27,810 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Psychiatric Aides in North Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Psychiatric Aides in North Carolina is growing slower than average.

  • Psychiatric Aides in North Carolina earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Psychiatric Aides Work in North Carolina?

In 2018, there were 650 Psychiatric Aides working in the state.

There were 630 Psychiatric Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 790 Psychiatric Aides working in it, which means North Carolina has fewer Psychiatric Aides than average.


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Psychiatric Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 1.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.6%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 190 annual Psychiatric Aides job openings in North Carolina, and 1,710 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 8,800 annual jobs and 77,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Psychiatric Aides Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Psychiatric Aides ranged from $22,060 to $37,380 with $27,810 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.61 to $17.97. The median hourly rate was $13.37.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $13.69 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.32.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina Metros for Psychiatric Aides

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Psychiatric Aides.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 200 $30,390

Top States for Psychiatric Aides Employment

The table below shows the states where most Psychiatric Aides work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 5,560 $44,720
Texas 5,330 $27,640
Florida 4,280 $24,730
Mississippi 3,340 $19,490
Michigan 3,020 $32,610
Pennsylvania 2,460 $33,840
New Jersey 2,290 $36,810
California 1,910 $30,190
Missouri 1,890 $27,260
Oregon 1,800 $38,920
Alabama 1,750 $26,810
Illinois 1,690 $24,130
West Virginia 1,630 $20,630
Tennessee 1,530 $20,750
Virginia 1,250 $26,430
Connecticut 1,230 $33,930
Ohio 1,120 $35,120
Oklahoma 1,110 $20,190
Kentucky 1,010 $28,840
Montana 940 $28,740

Below are the states where Psychiatric Aides get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Minnesota $45,930
New York $44,720
Hawaii $42,790
Alaska $41,120
Oregon $38,920
Rhode Island $38,150
New Hampshire $37,790
New Jersey $36,810
Nevada $36,640
Nebraska $36,480

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