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Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) is $29.00 per hour.
Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salary (?
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$41,591 - $82,017
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,668
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Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salary (?
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$21.28 - $38.85
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,591 - $82,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
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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$44,085 - $83,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 539
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$21.28 - $38.85  
   
Overtime
$10.93 - $59.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
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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$44,085 - $83,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,195
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Job Description for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)

A registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) works in the mental health care field. RPN licensing and certification is awarded and recognized in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand; in the United States, the RPN is not a recognized certification, but individuals with an RPN interested in psychiatric nursing in the U.S. have a fairly short path to certification as a registered nurse (RN), with which they can work in the field.
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Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Tasks
  • Implement care plans, treating patients, and counseling families.
  • Provide immediate and long-term care options and plans to patients and their caretakers or family.
  • Evaluate and assess patient mental and physical health through multiple examination methods.
  • Administer medications and other treatments.

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Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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Los Angeles
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Baltimore
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Phoenix
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New York
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Houston
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Denver
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Chicago
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Dallas
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Boston
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Seattle
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National Average
$61,000
Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Case Management
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Psychiatric
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Geriatrics
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Medicine / Surgery
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National Average
$61,000
Acute Care
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Pediatrics
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Hospice
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%