Orderlies and psychiatric aides

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
68.5k
Average Age
38.5
Average Salary
$30,444
Average Male Salary
$31,044
Average Female Salary
$29,749

About

Orderlies and psychiatric aides are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Orderlies and psychiatric aides was $30,444 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Orderlies and psychiatric aides by wage are Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians, Cutting workers, and Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Orderlies and psychiatric aides are Philadelphia City (North) PUMA, PA, Brownsville & Ocean Hill PUMA, NY, and Tampa City (North) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Orderlies and psychiatric aides are Philadelphia City (North) PUMA, PA, Brownsville & Ocean Hill PUMA, NY, and Cleveland City (East) & Bratenahl Village PUMA, OH.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Orderlies and psychiatric aides and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Orderlies and psychiatric aides, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Orderlies and psychiatric aides, by average wage, is Offices of dentists. Orderlies and psychiatric aides are paid most in Kingsport City PUMA, TN but are relatively concentrated in Philadelphia City (North) PUMA, PA.

Yearly Wage

$30,444
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,718

In 2020, Orderlies and psychiatric aides earned an average of $30,444, $25,510 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians make somewhat more than Orderlies and psychiatric aides while Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Orderlies and psychiatric aides as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.343
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Orderlies and psychiatric aides had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.343, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Orderlies and psychiatric aides (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Orderlies and psychiatric aides.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Orderlies and psychiatric aides

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Orderlies and psychiatric aides.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Orderlies and psychiatric aides, by average wage, are Offices of dentists, Justice, public order, & safety activities , and Offices of physicians.

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Industries by Share

68.5k
2020 Workforce
± 6,422
−0.0934%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 13.3%

The number of people employed as Orderlies and psychiatric aides has been declining at a rate of −0.0934%, from 68,514 people in 2019 to 68,450 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Orderlies and psychiatric aides employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Orderlies and psychiatric aides at  46.8%, followed by Nursing Care Facilities with 11.4% and Outpatient care centers with 8.98%.

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Demographic information on Orderlies and psychiatric aides in the US. The average age of male Orderlies and psychiatric aides in the workforce is 37.5 and of female Orderlies and psychiatric aides is 39.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Orderlies and psychiatric aides is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

36.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,705
31.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,372

53.7% of Orderlies and psychiatric aides are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Orderlies and psychiatric aides.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Orderlies and psychiatric aides
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

40.8% of Orderlies and psychiatric aides are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 34.7% of Orderlies and psychiatric aides, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Orderlies and psychiatric aides.

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Age by Sex

37.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.8
39.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.99

The median age of Orderlies and psychiatric aides is 38.5, and Male employees are generally 2.15 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Data on higher education choices for Orderlies and psychiatric aides from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Orderlies and psychiatric aides is Health but a relatively high number of Orderlies and psychiatric aides hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

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