Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salary

The average rate for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) is $29.81 per hour.

$44,656 - $86,328
$45K
$62K
$86K
MEDIAN: $62,150
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$23.04 - $39.20
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MEDIAN: $29.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,656 - $86,328  
   
Bonus
$1.14 - $6,904  
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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$47,181 - $83,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$23.04 - $39.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$5.75 - $60.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1.14 - $6,904  
   
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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$47,181 - $83,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 630

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)

Pay by Experience for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 404 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 234 salaries. An experienced Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 202 salaries. A Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 174 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,657

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Key Stats for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salaries

▲10%

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$63,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲4%

▲1%

▲1%

Emergency Room (ER)
▼0%

National Average
$63,000


▼2%

▼2%


Hospice
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 17%