Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary

A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) earns an average salary of $89,364 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$68,482 - $115,610
(Median)
$68K
$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,363
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$35.31 - $77.89
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$50
$78
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,482 - $115,610  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,667  
Profit Sharing
$180.00 - $12,500  
Total Pay (?
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$69,898 - $125,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 740
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$35.31 - $77.89  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $78.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,667  
   
Profit Sharing
$180.00 - $12,500  
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).
)
$69,898 - $125,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 204

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Job Description for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)

A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) with a master’s degree in nursing and 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 obtained before a psychiatric nurse practitioner may legally practice. Psychiatric nurse practitioners 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, diagnosis of mental health disorders, and prescribing psychiatric medications as indicated, talk and group therapy, and following and managing patients over a lifespan. 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, and 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 and holding of suicidal and dangerous persons. 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 Nurse Practitioner (NP) Tasks

  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
  • Administer therapeutic procedures.
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.
  • Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP)

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

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Experience Affects Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%



National Average
$92,000


Skills That Affect Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries


Acute Care
up arrow 6%

Psychiatric
up arrow 1%

National Average
$92,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

Family Practice
up arrow 1%

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Case Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 22%