Average Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with Psychiatric Skills Salary in Australia

Annual Base Salary - $76,623.00/year

The average annual salary of Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) is $76,623.00


The starting salary of Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) is between $49,028.00 and $57,680.00 whereas the maximum salary range is between $106,920.00 and $122,958.00.

Minimum Annual PayMaximum Annual Pay
Average Hourly Pay - $42.12/hour

The average hourly pay of Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) is $42.12.


The starting hourly rate is between $28.00 and $33.28 for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) whereas the maximum hourly wage is between $59.40 and $68.00.

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  • Currency : AUD
  • Annual Salary : $76,623.00
  • Hourly Pay : $42.12
  • Weekly Pay : $1,352.00
  • Fortnightly Salary : $2,704.00
  • Monthly Salary : $5,858.00

Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salary Comparison by Gender


This pie chart demonstrates the gender share for Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN). As indicated, the golden colour represents the percentage share for women and the green represents the percentage share for men.

As shown in the chart, female employees are involved significantly more as Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) compared to male. Their involvement is 81% while of male is only 19%.

Salary Distribution Based on Years of Experience

The line graph shows Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) salary in Australia on an annual basis. In this graph specifically, it is indicated that as the years of experience increases, so does their wages.

For Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) having experience between 1-4 years, their salary is around $35.49.

Once the experience reaches 5-9 years Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) salary would increase again to a total of $42.51, adding $7.02 from the last salary increase.

After reaching the 10-19 year experience in their career, another increase in salary will be added to a total of $46.64.

And finally, once the Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) gains 20 years of experience or more, their salary would reach $57.66.

Prominent Skills Affecting Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) Salary

The bar graph data indicates the importance of specific skills which can have a direct impact on Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)'s salary. It clearly highlights the skills needed for a post of Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) when hired by an employer.

The most vital skill expected of Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) is Case Management which impacts the most than the rest of the skills indicated with a staggering 15% comparatively. Therefore, one’s salary would greatly depend on their skills in Case Management.

The skill least likely to affect one’s pay would be Crisis Intervention with 3%. It can be said that Crisis Intervention skill will unlikely impact the salary.

Compensation Statistics Based on Experience Levels

This combination of a line and the bar graph shows how the experience affects the salary of Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN). Companies are considering factors like training and education directly affecting the salary offered to you as an employee. The line graph shows the salary increment with the increase in experience whereas the bar graph shows the comparision of how the salary is getting affected based on experience level.

As shown in the trends, lowest earning is $65,130.00 whereas the highest earning is $105,740.00 which clearly shows the salary increases with the level of expertise.

Experienced person will earn the maximum salary of $105,740.00 at 38%. So to summerize, Early Career earns 15% less than the average salary, Mid Carrer earns 3% more than the average salary, Late Career earns 12% more than the average salary, Experienced earns 38% more than the average salary.

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