Average Early-Career Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Hourly Pay in Australia

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) in Australia is AU$30.45.
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Hourly Rate
AU$27 - AU$39
Total Pay
AU$50,121 - AU$84,121

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Job Description for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)

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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Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Unit Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)

An entry-level Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$29.44 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$37.83 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$39.00 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$48.
Employees with Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) in their job title in Brisbane, Queensland earn an average of 24.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (14.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (2.1% less) and Perth, Western Australia (1.5% less).

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