Parker et al. (1996) categorize the Golden-naped Tanager as "fairly common" relative to other neotropical birds, with its center of abundance in the upper tropical elevational zone. Considered "fairly common" in Peru (Schulenberg et al. 2007), "fairly common" in Ecuador, "uncommon" in Venezuela, "fairly common" in Suriname, and "uncommon, but widespread" in French Guiana (Restall et al. 2007). There is no information related to topics such as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, or population regulation.