Salary for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

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Advanced practice psychiatric nurses work under the supervision and guidance of psychiatrists to evaluate and diagnose psychiatric patients. They must be able to distinguish between psychological and physiological conditions, and may educate patients and their families regarding treatment plans, administer psychotherapy in group or individual settings, and prescribe medication under a psychiatrist's direction and in accordance with collaborative practice agreements. These individuals are required to have a Master's degree. Additional licensing and certification may also be necessary.

A Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse will normally get a pay level of $53,410 to $116,230 based on experience and talent. will normally receive a wage of eigthy thousand and ten dollars each year.

make the most money in California, where they get an average salary rate of close to about $120,560. People in this job function can make the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they get pay of $88,000.

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Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Retail Trade
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Accommodation and Food Services
Educational Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
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