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Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salary

Pay for Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in the United States sits in the ballpark of $89K per year. Final cash compensation to Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners varies from around $70K to approximately $126K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $30K, respectively. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Although roughly a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$69,004 - $115,126
(Median)
$69K
$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,458
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$32.77 - $76.51
(Median)
$33
$50
$77
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,004 - $115,126  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,971  
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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$69,593 - $126,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 721
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$32.77 - $76.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $92.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,971  
   
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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$69,593 - $126,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 262

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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 wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Geriatrics, Psychiatry, Family Practice, and Psychiatric are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Acute Care, Case Management, and Pediatrics. It is not unusual for someone who knows Pediatrics to be familiar with Psychiatric as well.

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

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $89K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $97K. Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $99K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $102K.

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Experience Affects Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%



National Average
$93,000


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


Psychiatry
up arrow 4%

Psychiatric
up arrow 1%

Family Practice
up arrow 1%

National Average
$93,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Case Management
up arrow 5%

Acute Care
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 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
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%
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