Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salary

Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in the United States can expect to earn an average of $90K per year. Final cash compensation to Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners varies from around $70K to approximately $127K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $30K, respectively. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, roughly one in five claim no health benefits at all. Most Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$69,155 - $115,364

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$33.13 - $76.80

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,155 - $115,364  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,050  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $29,900  
Total Pay (?
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$69,780 - $126,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 758
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$33.13 - $76.80  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $92.00  
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$502 - $29,900  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$69,780 - $126,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 269
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Job Description for Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

A psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) is a registered nurse who holds a master’s degree in nursing with a specialization in psychiatric nursing. To become a psychiatric nurse practitioner requires a minimum of 6 years of education, part of which includes hands-on didactic training. A national certification exam administered by the American Nurse Credentialing Center must be passed, and state licensing must be obtained before a psychiatric nurse practitioner may legally practice. Psychiatric ARNPs generally work under a supervising psychiatric physician; however, some states allow ARNPs to work independently. The work of a psychiatric nurse practitioner generally includes performing a mental health assessment, diagnosing mental health disorders, prescribing psychiatric medications as indicated, facilitating talk and group therapy, and following and managing patients over their life span. Psychiatric nurse practitioners may work with a variety of patient populations, including pediatric, adult and elderly clients. Practice settings can include inpatient and outpatient mental health clinics, hospital-based psychiatric units, state-run mental health hospitals, jails and prisons, as well as private practice psychiatric offices. Working conditions can include contact with mentally unstable persons and persons with violent tendencies. Working hours are generally weekdays, but may include nights, weekends and holidays as needed. Psychiatric nurse practitioners must be aware of the state and national laws regarding privacy and reporting, as well as the holding of suicidal and dangerous persons. They may also work with social services and other caregivers to promote patient care. A calm, understanding demeanor and genuine desire to help others is a must. With the increased awareness of mental health, the role of the psychiatric nurse practitioner has increased.


Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Tasks

  • Prescribe medication.
  • Provide staff and family consultation around medication and other clinical concerns.
  • Perform group/individual therapy, assessments and evaluations.
  • Facilitate communication between psychiatric services, programs and care givers.
  • Handle ongoing medical management of patients.

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Popular Skills for Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Family Practice, and Psychiatric are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Acute Care and Case Management. Competency in Pediatrics frequently indicates knowledge of Psychiatric.

Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $90K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $97K. Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $99K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $101K.

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Experience Affects Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$93,000


Skills That Affect Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salaries

Psychiatry
up arrow 6%


Family Practice
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Psychiatric
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National Average
$93,000

Pediatrics
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Case Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 21%
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