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Want to work in Tennessee as a Psychiatric Aide? Read this first!

39.2% Jobs Projection
$20,750 Median Salary
470 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Psychiatric Aides in Tennessee is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Psychiatric Aides Work in Tennessee?

In 2018, there were 1,530 Psychiatric Aides working in the state.

There were 2,400 Psychiatric Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 870 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 790 Psychiatric Aides working in it, which means Tennessee has more Psychiatric Aides than average.


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Psychiatric Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 39.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.6%.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 470 annual job openings, and 3,800 total jobs in 2026 for Psychiatric Aides in this state.

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

What do Psychiatric Aides Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Psychiatric Aides ranged from $17,220 to $30,750 with $20,750 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.28 to $14.79. The median hourly rate was $9.98.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $9.46 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.52.

The median salary in Tennessee is higher than the nationwide median salary.


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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