Entry-Level Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salary

An Entry-Level Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) earns an average wage of $27.29 per hour.

$40,357 - $80,335
$40K
$57K
$80K
MEDIAN: $56,557
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$21.65 - $35.00
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$27
$35
MEDIAN: $27.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,357 - $80,335  
   
Bonus
$983  
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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$44,265 - $75,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$21.65 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$4.21 - $48.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$983  
   
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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$44,265 - $75,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 361

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Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) in St. Louis:
"To be a nurse or not to be !"
Be sure this is a field that you really are interested in and that you are willing to go that extra mile in working with people who have mental problems. It is a very challenging but can be very fulfilling when you see even a slight positive behavioral change in your patient.

Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) in Bushnell:
"Little Concern For Patients And Even Less For Employees."
If one exists, find an organization that genuinely cares about patients. Most care only about money. In my experience, this includes medical and mental health hospitals.

Key Stats for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
18%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Acute Care
▲5%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲5%

Case Management
▲3%

▲1%

Geriatrics
▲1%

Pediatrics
▼0%

National Average
$57,000

Medicine / Surgery
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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