How much does a Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit make in the United States? The average Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit salary in the United States is $101,116 as of May 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $86,187 and $116,607. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit directs nursing service activities for assigned patients in the psychiatric unit. Delegates responsibilities to auxiliary and psychiatric staff nurses; supervises preparation and maintenance of psychiatric patient clinical records, and writes reports on psychiatric staff performance and services rendered. Being a Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit maintains pre-set inventory standards for solutions, supplies, medicines and equipment, and keeps track of narcotics. Requires a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited school. Additionally, Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit requires a valid state RN license. Typically reports to top management. The Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit in the United States. The base salary for Head Nurse - Psychiatric Unit ranges from $86,187 to $116,607 with the average base salary of $101,116. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $86,205 to $117,794 with the average total cash compensation of $101,501.