The average pay for a Psychiatric Nurse (RN) is $27.55 per hour.
Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Total Pay (?
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$38,927 - $80,114
(Median)
39K
53K
67K
80K
MEDIAN: $53,327
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Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Total Pay (?
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$21.60 - $38.05
(Median)
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28
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38
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,927 - $80,114  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,900  
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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$43,430 - $81,063  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 559
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$21.60 - $38.05  
   
Overtime
$11.90 - $59.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,900  
   
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).
)
$43,430 - $81,063  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 559
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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
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Albuquerque
up arrow 22%
Las Vegas
up arrow 13%
Dallas
up arrow 9%
Chicago
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National Average
$58,000
Baltimore
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Experience Affects Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 3%
Psychiatric
0%
National Average
$58,000
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%
Acute Care
up arrow 5%
Case Management
up arrow 6%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%
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