Psychiatric nurse

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How much does a Psychiatric Nurse make in the United States?

Average base salary
3.6k salaries reported, updated at Jul 08, 2020
per hour
The average salary for a psychiatric nurse is $41.04 per hour in the United States and $12,125 overtime per year.
Additional compensation
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Most common benefits
  • Work from home
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Flexible schedule
  • 401(k) matching
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for psychiatric nurses

Most recommended certification


earn +34.87% more

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 225.83% since 2018. Psychiatric Nurses with this certification earn +34.87% more than the average base salary, which is $41.04 per hour.

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Most common benefits for Psychiatric Nurses

  • Work from home
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Flexible schedule
  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Dependent care reimbursement
  • 403(b)
  • Paid time off
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Salary satisfaction

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61% of Psychiatric nurses in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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