The average wage for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) is $29.44 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$44,391 - $85,421
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MEDIAN: $62,284
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$23.09 - $38.99
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MEDIAN: $29.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,391 - $85,421  
   
Bonus
$1.30 - $6,787  
Total Pay (?
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$47,145 - $83,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$23.09 - $38.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$9.93 - $60.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1.30 - $6,787  
   
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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$47,145 - $83,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 727

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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

  • Evaluate and assess patient mental and physical health through multiple examination methods.
  • Administer medications and other treatments.
  • Implement care plans, treating patients, and counseling families.
  • Provide immediate and long-term care options and plans to patients and their caretakers or family.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,116

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Key Stats for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salaries

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National Average
$62,000




Hospice
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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