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Psychiatric nurse practitioner salary

How much do psychiatric NPs make?

What is the salary for a psychiatric nurse practitioner? conducted its Annual Compensation and Employment Survey in September of 2020. Survey respondents represent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.

Average psychiatric NP salary in 2019


Historical salary data

How does this year's salary compare to other years?

The average psychiatric nurse practitioner’s salary increased compared to last year. There was no survey data prior to 2018. 

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Survey Results

Demographic insights by gender

Most psychiatric NPs are female. Psychiatric NP Salary Survey - Male Salary


6% decrease Psychiatric NP Salary Survey - Female Salary


6% increase

Where do psychiatric NPs work?

These are three of the top work settings for psychiatric nurse practitioners in 2019.

Psychiatric NP Salary Survey - Hospital Employed


12% decrease
Psychiatric NP Salary Survey - Mental health facility

Mental health facility

5% decrease
Psychiatric NP Salary Survey - Clinic or community center

Clinic or community center 

7% increase

How old are psychiatric nurse practitioners?

Almost three quarters of respondents are either Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) or from Generation X (1965 to 1980), though there was a 7% increase in Millennials this year compared to last.  

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Respondent demographics

Psychiatric nurse practitioners who took this survey

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

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Invitations for the survey were emailed to a database of more than 220,000 healthcare professionals in September 2020. Some recipients had been placed by, and some had not. There was a total of 2,080 respondents, both physicians and advanced practitioners, who were self-selected and spanned all 50 states. Best of Staffing Client Logo Best of Staffing Talent Logo Fortune Best Workplace Logo NALTO Logo Beyond Profit Logo Beyond Profit Logo