Salary of a Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse

  1. Hello everyone, I just wanted to find out how much does a Psychiatric Nurse make? Especially those that are in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area? Thanks.
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  3. by   njmonsterboi80
    I'm in Central New Jersey and I make the same as any other floor, $29/hr. I know Princeton House wanted to offer me $25/hr starting and that South Jersey/Philadelphia salaries are closer to that. Let me know what you find out.


    Quote from caringnursenj
    Hello everyone, I just wanted to find out how much does a Psychiatric Nurse make? Especially those that are in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area? Thanks.
  4. by   NurseTronic
    I was offered $26 as a new grad in Michigan.
  5. by   PRNMEDS
    $28 - 30 to start in suburbs of New York. It really depends on years of experience, type of degree etc. These will alter what you get. I believe salary is the same as med/surge.
  6. by   MrChicagoRN
    Try the salary wizard at www.salary.com

    When I recently changed jobs, and areas, I found it pretty accurate
  7. by   iminsideurmind
    28-30 bucks in NY that is pretty good. I am starting out at 11.07 for Psych tech. I will be going to school asap. WOW like 15-18 more per hour for 2 more years of school. I hope NC pays as well!
  8. by   oeillet
    Hello everybody,i can help it not to send my own reply to such topic;you'll be surprise even angry how could some people work hard without good recompense somwhere in the same world we are living in.well,psychiatric nurse is paid 13$per day,and everyday ,we wrok 6 hours from Monday to Friday and we have the shift of the week-end 12h on saturday and 12h in sunday with no recompense ;we have only a rest for 3 days after .each one of us have to work at least one week-end per month;most of the time two because of the reduced number of nurses.such facts should be takenwithout comment,otherwise,we should reserve a room in our own unit!:chuckle

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