Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salary

The average wage for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) is $28.78 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.

$42,161 - $80,432
(Median)
$42K
$59K
$80K
MEDIAN: $59,404
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90%

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$21.67 - $38.56
(Median)
$22
$29
$39
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$42,161 - $80,432  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
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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$44,782 - $82,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 589
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$21.67 - $38.56  
   
Overtime
$14.56 - $59.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
   
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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$44,782 - $82,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,413
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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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Experience Affects Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 7%

Case Management
up arrow 3%

Psychiatric
up arrow 1%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%

Geriatrics
0%

Pediatrics
0%

National Average
$60,000

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%

Hospice
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 275 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%
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