Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salary

Median pay for Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in the United States is around $90K annually. Cash earnings for Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners — including $10K in bonuses and $30K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $70K to $127K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The majority of Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$69,128 - $115,498
(Median)
$69K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,879
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$33.15 - $76.82
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$33
$50
$77
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,128 - $115,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,042  
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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$69,860 - $126,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 756
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$33.15 - $76.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $92.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,042  
   
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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$69,860 - $126,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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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, Family Practice, and Psychiatric are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Acute Care, Pediatrics, and Case Management. 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.


For Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $90K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $97K. Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $99K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $101K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%



National Average
$93,000


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

Psychiatry
up arrow 6%

Family Practice
up arrow 5%


Psychiatric
up arrow 1%

National Average
$93,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Case Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 149 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: 77% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 21%
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