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.

An Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse usually receives average salaries on a scale from 48000 - 72000 based on experience and education levels. Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses will usually earn salaries of Sixty Seven Thousand Nine Hundred dollars every year.

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses make the most money in California, which has average compensation of about $85080. They are compensated the highest in Public Administration, where they get average compensation of $74590.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 25.20 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $74,590
Public Administration $70,430
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $69,520
Wholesale Trade $69,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises $68,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $68,220
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $60,950
Educational Services $61,130
Manufacturing $61,500
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $61,780
Transportation and Warehousing $62,360
Accommodation and Food Services $64,220
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