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The average registered psychiatric nurse salary in United States is $75,204 or an equivalent hourly rate of $36. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,211. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
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An entry level registered psychiatric nurse (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $59,293. On the other end, a senior level registered psychiatric nurse (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $90,584.

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Job Description
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists. Excludes “Nurse Anesthetists” (29-1151), “Nurse Midwives” (29-1161), and “Nurse Practitioners” (29-1171).

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