Compare average annual nurse salaries across different types of nurses

Consider enrolling in a nursing degree program to advance your career and increase your earnings potential

Find a Nursing Specialty with Excellent Salary & Benefits

Nurse Salary Info For
68 Types of Nurses >>>

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Ambulatory Care Nurse
Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse
Case Management Nurse
Certified Nurse Midwife
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Clinical Nurse Leader
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Critical Care Nurse
Dermatology Nurse
Dialysis Nurse
Emergency Room Nurse
Family Nurse Practitioner
Forensic Nurse
Gastroenterology Nurse
Geriatric Nurse
Hematology Nurse
Holistic Nurse
Home Health Care Nurse
Hospice Nurse
Independent Nurse Contractor
Infection Control Nurse
Labor Delivery Nurse
Legal Nurse Consultant
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Long Term Care Nurse
Managed Care Nurse
Military Nurse
Missionary Nurse
Neonatal Nurse
Nephrology Nurse
Neuroscience Nurse
Nurse Advocate
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Attorney
Nurse Educator
Nurse Executive
Nurse Manager
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Researcher
Obstetrics Nurse
Occupational Health Nurse
Oncology Nurse
Operating Room Nurse
Ophthalmic Nurse
Orthopaedic Nurse
Pain Management Nurse
Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse
Pediatric Nurse
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Perianesthesia Nurse
Perinatal Nurse
Plastic Surgery Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Public Health Nurse
Pulmonary Care Nurse
Radiology Nurse
Registered Nurse (RN)
Rehabilitation Nurse
Rheumatology Nurse
School Nurse
Surgical Nurse
Transplant Nurse
Trauma Nurse
Travel Nurse
Triage Nurse
Wound Care Nurse

What is the average psychiatric nurse salary? See actual nurse salary data gathered from several current psychiatric nurse job postings. Different types of nurses can earn different salaries based on their area of specialty. The best way to research nurse salary data is by job title and geographic location.



The wages and earnings that nurses can expect also depend on their employer. Psychiatric nurse salaries are usually higher in private companies and lower in public hospitals and community clinics. Current economic conditions also play a role in determining starting salaries for psychiatric nurses starting new positions. You can identify a nursing specialty field with higher average salaries and pursue the necessary education to secure the desired position. In some cases, no additional training is required, it simply takes an application to be considered. Some nurses go back to school in order to become a psychiatrist after working in the field for a few years, and there are many good psychiatry recruiting companies available to help you with your job searches.

Go back to:

Psychiatric Nurse Job Description

Psychiatric Nursing Jobs


If you are un-satisfied with your current compensation package it might be worth exploring different options to earn more money. You can begin by looking for similar job openings with higher pay rates or attempting to negotiate a higher salary with your current employer.

You can identify a nursing specialty field with higher average salaries and pursue the necessary education to secure the desired position. In some cases, no additional training is required, it simply takes an application to be considered.


Schools Accepting Applications for Incoming Nursing Students

  • Fortis offers nursing programs including ADN, PN, BSN degrees, and more
  • 40+ schools in 15 states including Florida, Arizona, Ohio, and Virginia
  • All colleges are accredited by ABHES, ACCSC, ACICS, or other accrediting bodies
  • Fortis Online serves benefits to US military service members
  • Grants & scholarship aid may be available for qualifying students

Programs:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Practical Nursing
  • PN RN Associate Degree Bridge Program
  • And more...
Locations: Grand Prairie
  • Why Earn Your Degree from GCU?
  • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more!
  • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both!
  • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
  • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
  • Quality: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is regionally accredited. Learn more today!

Programs:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Health Informatics
  • B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)
  • And more...
  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
  • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education