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Medical Director, Psychiatry Salary

Medical Directors of Psychiatry in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $202K) surpassing six figures annually. Men account for the majority of Medical Directors of Psychiatry who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Most Medical Directors of Psychiatry report high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$129,359 - $282,899
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$130K
$200K
$280K
MEDIAN: $202,411
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$91.00 - $204.26
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MEDIAN: $131.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$129,359 - $282,899  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $46,308  
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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$142,506 - $307,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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Hourly Rate
$91.00 - $204.26  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $46,308  
   
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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$142,506 - $307,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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.

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Survey takers who work as Medical Directors of Psychiatry typically report just a few professional skills. 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.


Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $205K per year. Medical Directors of Psychiatry bring in $206K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $241K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Medical Director, Psychiatry Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$216,000

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Medical Director, Psychiatry Salaries

Psychiatry
up arrow 4%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 3%

National Average
$216,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 24%
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