Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salary

Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $99K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$75,163 - $127,879
$75K
$99K
$130K
MEDIAN: $98,857
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$37.77 - $91.42
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$91
MEDIAN: $55.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$75,163 - $127,879  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $25,342  
Profit Sharing
$17,000  
Total Pay (?
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$76,888 - $139,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 372
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$37.77 - $91.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17  
Overtime
$16.49 - $74.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$201.34 - $25,342  
   
Profit Sharing
$17,000  
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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$76,888 - $139,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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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

  • Administer therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
  • Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.
  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.

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Popular Skills for Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


Survey results suggest that Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Geriatrics, Family Practice, Psychiatry, 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 Pediatrics. Many workers who know Pediatrics also know 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.


For Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $98K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $101K. On average, Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners make $107K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $110K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$101,000

▼3%

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

▲6%

Family Practice
▲5%

▲4%

Psychiatric
▼0%

National Average
$101,000


▼5%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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