Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salary

Average Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in the United States make around $92K per year. Total cash compensation to Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners bottoms out near $71K and approaches $132K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $30K from profit sharing. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners. There are far more female Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 85 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$70,038 - $119,144
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$70K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $91,573
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$33.54 - $78.71
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MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,038 - $119,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,035  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $30,000  
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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$70,688 - $131,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 837
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$33.54 - $78.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $96.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,035  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $30,000  
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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$70,688 - $131,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 278
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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)


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Family Practice, and Psychiatric are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Acute Care and Pediatrics. Employees educated in Pediatrics are typically practiced in Psychiatric, too.

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

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


Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $91K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $98K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $101K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $102K.

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Experience Affects Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salaries




National Average
$95,000


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



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National Average
$95,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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