Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salary

Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $101K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$80,481 - $133,271
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MEDIAN: $101,151
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$34.20 - $96.33
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$0$144K
Salary $80,481 - $133,271
Bonus $202.73 - $10,101
Profit Sharing $4,000
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$80,667 - $144,206
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 256
Hourly Data $0$96
Hourly Rate $34.20 - $96.33
Hourly Tips $0.17
Overtime $49.93
Annual Data $0$144K
Bonus $202.73 - $10,101
Profit Sharing $4,000
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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$80,667 - $144,206
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 75

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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 use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Geriatrics, Family Practice, Psychiatry, and Psychiatric are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Pediatrics and Case Management. Aptitude in Pediatrics tends to also indicate an understanding of Psychiatric.

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

Pay by Experience for a Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) has a positive trend. An entry-level Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 233 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 81 salaries. A Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 63 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $102,766

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With a pay rate for Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners that is 31 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+5 percent) and Dallas (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is Knoxville, which sits 26 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Lincoln (23 percent less) and Cincinnati (18 percent less).

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Key Stats for Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salaries

▲9%

▲8%

National Average
$103,000

▼2%

▼4%

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

▲9%


▲2%

National Average
$103,000

▼1%

▼2%


▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 20%
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