Average pay for Medical Directors of Psychiatry in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($222K). Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Medical Directors of Psychiatry (65 percent) who took the survey are men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $222,470
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$100.67 - $273.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$155,008 - $309,547  
   
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$0.00 - $50,000  
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$162,835 - $341,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Hourly Rate
$100.67 - $273.16  
   
Overtime
$75.00  
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$162,835 - $341,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Medical Director, Psychiatry

A medical director of psychiatry is responsible for the direction and oversight of psychiatric evaluations, medications, and medical management, as well as leadership of a treatment team. Those in this position must also direct performance-improvement activities and serve as advocates for the needs and rights of both team members and patients. This job is typically indoors, as these directors work in hospitals and other care facilities.

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Medical Director, Psychiatry Tasks

  • Manage and oversee daily clinical and administrative operations.
  • Attend and present at meetings with other departments and area groups and agencies.
  • Provide patient care and follow up services, including assessing patient care plans.
  • Develop and implement behavioral health and recovery services and systems.
  • Develop, evaluate, approve and revise clinical policy and protocols.

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It's possible that Medical Directors of Psychiatry will see hefty downturns in earnings as they move into roles like Child Psychiatrist. Child Psychiatrists bring home $180K on average per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Director, Psychiatry

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Medical Directors of Psychiatry with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $192K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $232K. For Medical Directors of Psychiatry, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $241K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Medical Director of Psychiatry generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $281K.

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Key Stats for Medical Director, Psychiatry

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Medical Director, Psychiatry Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$246,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Medical Director, Psychiatry Salaries

Psychiatry
up arrow 15%

National Average
$246,000

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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