Orderlies and psychiatric aides

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2019 Workforce
76.6k
Average Age
38.5
Average Salary
$29,615
Average Male Salary
$28,380
Average Female Salary
$30,900

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 $29,615 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Orderlies and psychiatric aides by wage are Cutting workers, Veterinary technologists and technicians, and Shuttle drivers and chauffeurs.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Orderlies and psychiatric aides are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Orderlies and psychiatric aides are .

Employment

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 Justice, public order, & safety activities . Orderlies and psychiatric aides are paid most in Schuylkill County PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$29,615
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,642

In 2019, Orderlies and psychiatric aides earned an average of $29,615, $25,909 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Veterinary technologists and technicians make somewhat more than Orderlies and psychiatric aides while Cutting workers 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

0.303
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Orderlies and psychiatric aides had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.303, 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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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Orderlies and psychiatric aides, by average wage, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Outpatient care centers, and Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals.

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Industries by Share

76.6k
2019 Workforce
± 6,792
15.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.3%

The number of people employed as Orderlies and psychiatric aides has been growing at a rate of 15.8%, from 66,140 people in 2018 to 76,562 people in 2019.

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  54.4%, followed by Outpatient care centers with 13.9% and Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals with 10.5%.

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Diversity

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 39.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Orderlies and psychiatric aides is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

39k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,850
37.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,755

51% of Orderlies and psychiatric aides are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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)

39.1% of Orderlies and psychiatric aides are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 38.7% 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 Gender

37.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.66
39.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.81

The median age of Orderlies and psychiatric aides is 38.5, and Male employees are generally 2.05 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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 Psychology but a relatively high number of Orderlies and psychiatric aides hold a major in Psychology.

Majors

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