Average Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Hourly Pay

$31.84
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$2,500
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The average hourly pay for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) is $31.84.
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$24.86
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$31.84
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$42.23
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$25 - $42
Bonus
$205 - $5,195
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$51,201 - $89,841
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What Do Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)s Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)

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Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)

The top respondents for the job title Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) are from the companies HCA, Inc., United Health Services and Universal Health Services, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Tenet Healthcare Corporation where the average pay is $41.25. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include College Hospital and HCA, Inc., earning around $37.64 and $34.60, respectively. Universal Health Services, Inc. pays the lowest at around $28.89. United Health Services and Ascension Health also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $31.25 and $34.00, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)s?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)s?

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 $28.67 based on 52 salaries. An early career Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.82 based on 399 salaries. A mid-career Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.41 based on 324 salaries. An experienced Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.01 based on 290 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $36.
Employees with Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 34.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (26.8% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (14.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (4.8% less) and Richmond, Virginia (4.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,330 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.9%
Early Career
30.0%
Mid Career
24.4%
Experienced
21.8%
Late Career
19.9%