The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Psychiatric Nurse (RN) is $30.60.
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Job Description for Psychiatric Nurse (RN)
Psychiatric nurses (RN) provide specialized care to individuals with mental disorders. They may be home care nurses or work in mental health facilities or psychiatric hospitals, working with individuals, groups, and loved ones. Some psychiatric nurses specialize in a specific area of expertise based on age and/or disorder. Depending on their employer, the psychiatric nurse may need to diagnosis illness, start a treatment plan for the patient, maintain health records, and help find therapeutic wa…Read more
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Skills in Psychiatric, Acute Care and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management and Geriatrics.
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 $27.46 based on 157 salaries. An early career Psychiatric Nurse (RN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.92 based on 803 salaries. An experienced Psychiatric Nurse (RN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.07 based on 371 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $34.
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Employees with Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 30.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (9.5% more) and Baltimore, Maryland (6.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (17.3% less), New Orleans, Louisiana (9.3% less) and San Antonio, Texas (2.2% less).
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