$55,950
Avg. Salary
$27.72
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Psychiatric Nurse (RN) is $27.72 per hour.

The average pay for a Psychiatric Nurse (RN) is $55,950 per year.

$22.28
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$27.72
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$35.59
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MEDIAN $27.72
$41k
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$77k
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MEDIAN $55,950
$41,007 - $76,628
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MEDIAN: $55,950
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$22.28 - $35.59
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$0$77K
Salary $41,007 - $76,628
Bonus $100 - $6,978
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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$45,501 - $77,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 225
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $22.28 - $35.59
Hourly Tips $3.10
Overtime $12.42 - $54.03
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $100 - $6,978
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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$45,501 - $77,046
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 772

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 ways for the patient to manage their mental illness. In addition, most nurses provide information to patients and their loved ones, help prepare patients for therapy, and deliver community education.

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Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Tasks

  • Manage caseload and documentation
  • Compile and evaluate medical history and mental health findings
  • Initiate, monitor and recommend medications and treatment changes
  • Provide comprehensive assessment of patient
  • Facilitate communication between psychiatric services, programs and care givers

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Job Listings

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Advice

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

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Alton:
"Skills."
Get to know your patient, both psych and psysical health; know medicines and what they are used for-interact with doctors and families.

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Fishersville:
"50/50."
Pros: YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRULY HELP PEOPLE. IT CAN BE VERY REWARDING. THERE IS ALWAYS NEW EXPERIENCES AND RARELY A DULL MOMENT.
Cons: THE FIELD IS UNDERAPPRECIATED. STIGMA REMAINS ATTACHED TO PSYCH PTs AS WELL AS PSYCH NURSES. OTHERS IN THE HEALTHCARE FIELD BELIEVE PSYCH NURSES "JUST HOLD HANDS" WHEN IN FACT THE JOB CAN BE QUITE DANGEROUS. THE SPECIALTY IS ALSO VERY UNDER-PAID.

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Marion:
"Great..inspiring."
Pros: Communicating with different t cultures and various veteransl.
Cons: Management and lack of enough providers.

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Ellwood City:
"Alzheimer's patients aren't Crazy!!"
Listen and observe your patient! That is the main thing you can do for them ' listen to what they have to say' it might not make sense to you but it does to them and observe there actions! Never pre judge them! Accept them for who they are. Some can't help it!!

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in St. Louis:
"Never a dull moment!"
Pros: Variety of tasks. Fast paced and mentally challenging. Watching my patients go from acutely psychotic to fully functioning individuals.
Cons: Taxing on your emotions. Not being able to educate patients due to their mental status. Cannot cure my patients because I work in an acute care setting. I believe we accommodate drug seekers. Our hospital tends to be the dumping ground for all psych patients that are turned away by everyone else. The lack of protocol when it comes to admitting forensic psych patients. Large employee turnover due to lack of adherence to hospital and state policies.

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Colorado Springs:
Listening and emphasizing with the patient are essential in psychiatric nursing.

Psychiatric Nurse (RN) in Tuscaloosa:
"Behavior Children Center."
Pros: Love helping this children. They have had a hard life. I like to see them smile.
Cons: The pay is low and no full time position- hours low. Single mom need more income.

Key Stats for Psychiatric Nurse (RN)

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
13%

Skills That Affect Psychiatric Nurse (RN) Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
▲4%

Acute Care
▲1%

National Average
$58,000

Geriatrics
▼1%

▼2%

Case Management
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 19%