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How Much Does a Psychiatric Nursing Assistant Earn In The United States?

Psychiatric Nursing Assistant Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$31,000
$25,000
$31,000
$39,000
Psychiatric nursing assistants in the United States make an average salary of $31,615 per year or $15.2 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $25,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $39,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Washington, Massachusetts, Oregon, and California provide the highest psychiatric nursing assistant salaries.
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Where Psychiatric Nursing Assistants Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where psychiatric nursing assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Psychiatric Nursing Assistants Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Hawaii, Washington and Massachusetts, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for psychiatric nursing assistants. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee.
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1. Iowa City, IA
$29,563
Avg. Salary
$23k
$35k
2. Conroe, TX
$29,165
Avg. Salary
$23k
$35k
3. Pittsburgh, PA
$27,503
Avg. Salary
$23k
$35k

High Paying Psychiatric Nursing Assistant Jobs

Which Companies Pay Psychiatric Nursing Assistants The Most?

To earn a high income as a psychiatric nursing assistant, working for Washington State Employees Credit Union or Mayo Clinic might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Tri-County Electric and The University of Iowa report highly competitive wages for psychiatric nursing assistants.
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$24k
$38k
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$24k
$38k
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$24k
$38k

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Psychiatric Nursing Assistant Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Psychiatric Nursing Assistant Salaries

    The salary for a psychiatric nursing assistant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Psychiatric Nursing Assistant Salaries

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    Western State Hospital
    Western State Hospital
    Psychiatric Nursing Assistants
    Psychiatric Nursing Assistants
    Psychiatric Nursing Assistants
    Staunton, VA
    Staunton, VA
    03/31/2021
    03/31/2021
    $25,123
    $25,123
    03/31/2021
    Psychiatric Nursing Asst I-Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU
    Psychiatric Nursing Asst I-Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU
    Iowa City, IA
    Iowa City, IA
    03/26/2021
    03/26/2021
    $26,647
    $26,647
    03/26/2021
    Nurse Assistant-Psychiatric Services Unit-Rotating Shifts
    Nurse Assistant-Psychiatric Services Unit-Rotating Shifts
    Albert Lea, MN
    Albert Lea, MN
    03/10/2021
    03/10/2021
    $31,117
    $31,117
    03/10/2021
    Dshs ESH Psychiatric Security Attendant-Nursing Assistant
    Dshs ESH Psychiatric Security Attendant-Nursing Assistant
    Medical Lake, WA
    Medical Lake, WA
    01/07/2021
    01/07/2021
    $39,528
    $39,528
    01/07/2021
    Psychiatric Nursing Asst I-Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT
    Psychiatric Nursing Asst I-Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT
    Iowa City, IA
    Iowa City, IA
    12/24/2020
    12/24/2020
    $17,765
    $17,765
    12/24/2020
    Nurse Assistant-Psychiatric Services Unit-Rotating Shifts
    Nurse Assistant-Psychiatric Services Unit-Rotating Shifts
    Albert Lea, MN
    Albert Lea, MN
    12/22/2020
    12/22/2020
    $31,117
    $31,117
    12/22/2020
    Dshs ESH Psychiatric Security Attendant-Nursing Assistant
    Dshs ESH Psychiatric Security Attendant-Nursing Assistant
    Medical Lake, WA
    Medical Lake, WA
    12/02/2020
    12/02/2020
    $39,528
    $39,528
    12/02/2020
    Psychiatric Nursing Asst I-Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (1Jpe
    Psychiatric Nursing Asst I-Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (1Jpe
    Iowa City, IA
    Iowa City, IA
    11/25/2020
    11/25/2020
    $26,749
    $26,749
    11/25/2020
    Dshs ESH Nursing Assistant-Psychiatric Security Attendant
    Dshs ESH Nursing Assistant-Psychiatric Security Attendant
    Medical Lake, WA
    Medical Lake, WA
    11/05/2020
    11/05/2020
    $39,528
    $39,528
    11/05/2020
    Psychiatric Nursing Assistant I-Geriatric Psychiatry (2Jpe
    Psychiatric Nursing Assistant I-Geriatric Psychiatry (2Jpe
    Iowa City, IA
    Iowa City, IA
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $29,721
    $29,721
    10/27/2020