Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Psychiatric Nurse (RN) is $27.50 per hour.
Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Total Pay (?
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$38,413 - $77,841
(Median)
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53K
65K
78K
MEDIAN: $53,397
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Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Total Pay (?
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$21.56 - $37.64
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,413 - $77,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,689  
Total Pay (?
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$42,875 - $79,902  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 553
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$21.56 - $37.64  
   
Overtime
$11.81 - $57.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,689  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,875 - $79,902  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 553
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Job Description for Psychiatric Nurse (RN)
  • Compile and evaluate medical history and mental health findings.
  • Facilitate communication between psychiatric services, programs and care givers.
  • Initiate, monitor and recommend medications and treatment changes.
  • Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Provide comprehensive assessment of patient.
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Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatric Nurse (RN)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Diego
up arrow 69%
Albuquerque
up arrow 23%
Las Vegas
up arrow 16%
Dallas
up arrow 8%
New York
up arrow 8%
Chicago
up arrow 6%
National Average
$57,000
Baltimore
up arrow 1%
Cleveland
up arrow 6%
Houston
up arrow 8%
St. Louis
up arrow 22%
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Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Reviews

What is it like working as a Psychiatric Nurse (RN)?
Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Tuscaloosa:
"Behavior Children Center."
Pros: Love helping this children. They have had a hard life. I like to see them smile.
Cons: The pay is low and no full time position- hours low. Single mom need more income.
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Experience Affects Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Salaries

Psychiatric
0%
National Average
$57,000
Geriatrics
up arrow 1%
Case Management
up arrow 3%
Acute Care
up arrow 3%
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 104 votes.
Gender
Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%
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