Medical Director, Psychiatry Salary

Wages for Medical Directors of Psychiatry in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($203K) per year. Most Medical Directors of Psychiatry report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, approximately one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. Men make up the majority of Medical Directors of Psychiatry (62 percent) survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$129,460 - $286,424

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$92.74 - $240.88

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$129,460 - $286,424  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $45,958  
Total Pay (?
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$141,606 - $309,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$92.74 - $240.88  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $45,958  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$141,606 - $309,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Medical Director, Psychiatry


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Medical Directors of Psychiatry who advance into a position like Child Psychiatrist may end up working for a little less. On average, Child Psychiatrists take home $175K annually.

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Job skills reported by Medical Directors of Psychiatry are limited. Psychiatry and Clinical Supervision are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Director, Psychiatry

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


Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $205K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Directors of Psychiatry make a median salary of $208K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $240K.

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Experience Affects Medical Director, Psychiatry Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$218,000

Experienced
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Medical Director, Psychiatry Salaries

Psychiatry
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Clinical Supervision
up arrow 1%

National Average
$218,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 24%
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