Average Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Psychiatric Nurse (RN) is $30.28.
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Hourly Rate
$24 - $41
$203 - $7,807
Profit Sharing
$25 - $2,035
Total Pay
$49,394 - $86,544

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Job Description for Psychiatric Nurse (RN)

Job Satisfaction for Psychiatric Nurse (RN)

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The top respondents for the job title Psychiatric Nurse (RN) are from the companies Rolling Hills Hospital, HCA, Inc. and The Veterans Administration (United States). Reported salaries are highest at The Veterans Administration (United States) where the average pay is $37.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Universal Health Services, Inc. and Corizon, earning around $31.31 and $29.61, respectively. United Health Services pays the lowest at around $25.35. Rolling Hills Hospital and HCA, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $26.99 and $28.85, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Psychiatric Nurse (RN)

Skills in Acute Care and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management, Geriatrics and Psychiatric.

Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatric Nurse (RN)

An entry-level Psychiatric Nurse (RN) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $27.56 based on 151 salaries. An early career Psychiatric Nurse (RN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.01 based on 789 salaries. A mid-career Psychiatric Nurse (RN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.58 based on 407 salaries. An experienced Psychiatric Nurse (RN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.12 based on 370 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $34.
Employees with Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 18.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (15.2% more) and Houston, Texas (8.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (4.9% less), Atlanta, Georgia (2.0% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.2% less).

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