Average Psychiatric Nurse Salary in New Jersey

Psychiatric nurses in New Jersey earn an average of $95,805 per year (or $46.06 per hour).

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New Jersey
18% higher than the national average
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New Jersey psychiatric nurses earn 18% higher than the national average salary for psychiatric nurses, at $80,731 (or $38.81 per hour).

Psychiatric nurse salary range in New Jersey

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $126,034 $60
75th Percentile $106,113 $51
Median $101,146 $48
25th Percentile $83,371 $40

80% of New Jersey psychiatric nurses earn between $75,755 and $126,034.

Cost-of-living adjusted psychiatric nurse salary in New Jersey

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, New Jersey psychiatric nurses earn about $86,155 per year. Cost-of-living in New Jersey is 11% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Psychiatric nurses salaries in other states

California $117,139 per year
Oregon $100,526 per year
Massachusetts $94,482 per year
Washington $93,883 per year
New York $87,720 per year
Nevada $86,509 per year
Connecticut $82,280 per year
Minnesota $86,303 per year
Maryland $81,043 per year
Arizona $77,714 per year

How much do other nurses get paid in New Jersey?

Radiology Nurse $101,920 per year
Primary Care Nurse $101,920 per year
Quality Assurance Nurse $99,882 per year
PACU Nurse $97,843 per year
Gastroenterology Nurse $97,843 per year
Substance Abuse Nurse $96,620 per year
Pain Management Nurse $95,805 per year
Aesthetic Nurse $95,805 per year
OR Nurse $95,805 per year
Nurse Manager $95,805 per year

At a $95,805 average annual salary, psychiatric nurses in New Jersey tend to earn less than radiology nurses ($101,920), primary care nurses ($101,920), quality assurance nurses ($99,882), PACU nurses ($97,843), gastroenterology nurses ($97,843), and substance abuse nurses ($96,620). They tend to earn more than pain management nurses ($95,805), aesthetic nurses ($95,805), OR nurses ($95,805), and nurse managers ($95,805).

More about psychiatric nurses

Psychiatric nurses, also known as behavioral health nurses, specialize in helping patients with mentall illnesses and disorders.

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Data sources: rn salary data, cost of living data, proprietary data from Incredible Health