Entry-Level Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) is $84,164 per year.
Entry-Level Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Total Pay (?
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$64,969 - $103,942
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $84,163
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Entry-Level Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Total Pay (?
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$28.96 - $67.11
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MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,969 - $103,942  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,073  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $6,878  
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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$64,277 - $115,445  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 523
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.96 - $67.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $67.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,073  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $6,878  
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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$64,277 - $115,445  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 523
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New York
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Denver
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National Average
$85,000
Boston
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Dallas
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Nashville
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) in Bay Shore:
"Follow Your Instincts When Looking For Work."
Do not underestimate your worth and do not allow yourself to be underpaid. Do your homework first to negotiate a fair salary before accepting any position. Nurse practitioners tend to be exploited as cheap labor. Sometimes paid only as much as an RN. Once you accept a position, do your job to the best of your ability, always serve your patient in their best interest. Defend your decisions when administration has a different agenda that does not put the patient first. Remember why you became a nurse practitioner in the first place. Stay focused on your job. Listen to your patient's. Try not to rush them even when you are backed up (which is typical in outpatient mental health). Keep a smile on your face. Be proud of what you do.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

Acute Care
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Family Practice
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Psychiatric
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National Average
$85,000
Case Management
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Geriatrics
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Pediatrics
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Psychiatry
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 105 votes.
Gender
Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%
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