The average rate for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) is $28.65 per hour.
Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Total Pay (?
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$41,315 - $82,170
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MEDIAN: $58,464
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Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Total Pay (?
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$21.07 - $38.50
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,315 - $82,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,963  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,800  
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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$43,535 - $83,706  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,646
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$21.07 - $38.50  
   
Overtime
$15.18 - $58.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,963  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,800  
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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$43,535 - $83,706  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,646
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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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Chicago
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Las Vegas
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Denver
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Richmond
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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National Average
$60,000
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Experience Affects Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salaries

National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Case Management
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Medicine / Surgery
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Psychiatric
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Geriatrics
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National Average
$60,000
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Gender
Female
82%
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Male
18%
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Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
27%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%
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