Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Psychiatric Nurse (RN) is $27.60 per hour.
Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Salary (?
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$39,134 - $76,198
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $54,890
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Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Salary (?
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$21.86 - $37.80
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,134 - $76,198  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,812  
Total Pay (?
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$44,060 - $79,288  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$21.86 - $37.80  
   
Overtime
$11.61 - $57.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,812  
   
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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$44,060 - $79,288  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 424
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Job Description for Psychiatric Nurse (RN)

Psychiatric nurses (RN) provide specialized care to individuals with mental disorders. They may be home care nurses or work in mental health facilities or psychiatric hospitals, working with individuals, groups, and loved ones. Some psychiatric nurses specialize in a specific area of expertise based on age and/or disorder. Depending on their employer, the psychiatric nurse may need to diagnosis illness, start a treatment plan for the patient, maintain health records, and help find therapeutic ways for the patient to manage their mental illness. In addition, most nurses provide information to patients and their loved ones, help prepare patients for therapy, and deliver community education.
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Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Tasks
  • 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 Difference By Location

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Chicago
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$58,000
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Houston
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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 17%
National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Salaries

Psychiatric
0%
National Average
$58,000
Geriatrics
up arrow 1%
Case Management
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Acute Care
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Medicine / Surgery
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%
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