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

Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in the United States can expect wages of $88K per year on average. In the world of Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, total cash compensation can vary between $68K and $124K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $19K, respectively. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — just under a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. The vast majority (85 percent) of Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners who took the survey are female. Work is enjoyable for Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salary (?
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$68,513 - $114,321
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MEDIAN: $88,069
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Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salary (?
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$29.45 - $75.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,513 - $114,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $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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$68,268 - $124,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 653
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$29.45 - $75.38  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $93.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $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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$68,268 - $124,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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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 report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Psychiatric, and Family Practice are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Acute Care and Case Management. Most people experienced in Pediatrics also know Family Practice.

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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $87K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $95K. Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners see a median salary of $98K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $99K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$91,000
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For Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in Louisville (+15 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). Spokane is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Lincoln and 11 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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Psychiatric
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Family Practice
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$91,000
Pediatrics
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Case Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 172 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
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

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