Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salary (United States)

A typical Psychiatric ARNP in the United States can expect to take home roughly $90,673 annually. Pay starts at $67,536 and can approach $123,112 per year on the higher side. With some bonuses approaching $9,850 and certain profit sharing proceeds close to $19,392, overall incomes in the Psychiatric ARNPs from $67,750 to $112,693 depending on individual performance. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and 22 percent lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The majority of Psychiatric ARNPs claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salary (?
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$67,750 - $112,693
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MEDIAN: $87,634
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Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salary (?
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$28.93 - $74.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,750 - $112,693  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,850  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $19,392  
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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$67,536 - $123,112  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 635
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$28.93 - $74.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $92.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,850  
   
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $19,392  
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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$67,536 - $123,112  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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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 ARNPs seem to require a number of specific skills. Those who have experience with Psychiatry can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 6 percent more than the national average, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Case Management and Acute Care. Most people familiar with Family Practice also know Pediatrics.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Beginning workers can expect to earn $88K starting out, which grows to $100K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $100K. Unfortunately, Psychiatric ARNPs with considerable experience—two decades in the field—see paychecks plunge to $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 21 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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New York
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Chicago
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National Average
$91,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Psychiatric ARNPs, Louisville offers exceptional salaries, 16 percent above the national average. Los Angeles, New York, Portland, and Dallas also offer top salaries for Psychiatric ARNPs. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 16 percent, 12 percent, 11 percent, and 10 percent more, respectively. Spokane ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Employers in Orlando and Lincoln also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-13 percent and -12 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$91,000

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

Psychiatry
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Geriatrics
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Family Practice
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National Average
$91,000
Pediatrics
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Acute Care
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%
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