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Psychiatric nurse salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $59.84
Low $37.66
High $95.08
$10,750per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a psychiatric nurse is $59.84 per hour in the United States and $10,750 overtime per year.11.9k salaries reported, updated at October 1, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Psychiatric Nurses in United States

  1. Trusted Health
    50 reviews1.9k salaries reported
    $63.95per hour
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Highest paying cities for Psychiatric Nurses near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $70.25 per hour
    295 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $66.11 per hour
    159 salaries reported
  3. Detroit, MI
    $61.05 per hour
    45 salaries reported
  1. Conroe, TX
    $51.73 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  2. Birmingham, AL
    $50.49 per hour
    33 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $50.37 per hour
    419 salaries reported
  1. Denton, TX
    $45.30 per hour
    17 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $32.24 per hour
    114 salaries reported
  3. Terrell, TX
    $31.31 per hour
    5 salaries reported
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Where can a Psychiatric Nurse earn more?

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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 $59.84 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20121032increase by 1032
20133224increase by 212.40%
20145104increase by 58.31%
20151515decrease by 70.32%
20161515decrease by 0.00%
2017569decrease by 62.44%
2018484decrease by 14.94%
20191577increase by 225.83%

Top companies hiring Psychiatric Nurses with the recommended certification

Washington Nutrition and Counseling Group
Brightside Health
Mabri & Associates & Institute for Behavioral Change, Inc
DynMed Primary Care & Wellness
BlueSky Telepsych
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Top schools offering PMHNP

Michigan State University

458 reviews
Top skills
Experience with Children
Top specialties
Top licenses
Certified Nurse Practitioner

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Psychiatric Nurses

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Housing stipend
  • License reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Loan repayment program
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid housing
  • Paid time off
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 96 ratings

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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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Average $114,440 per year

Registered Nurse - Primary Care

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Average $53.23 per hour

Registered Nurse - Operating Room

Job openings

Average $70.61 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Psychiatric Nurse

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