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Medical Director, Psychiatry Salary

Average pay for Medical Directors of Psychiatry in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($214K). The majority of Medical Directors of Psychiatry (67 percent) survey respondents are male. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While some workers in this profession — just over a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$117,916 - $273,279
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MEDIAN: $200,448
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National Salary Data

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$117,916 - $273,279  
   
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$0.00 - $46,976  
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$127,136 - $303,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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$90.54 - $182.47  
   
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$0$140K$280K$420K
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$0.00 - $46,976  
   
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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$127,136 - $303,356  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Clinical Supervision and Psychiatry are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

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 score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $206K per year. Medical Directors of Psychiatry bring in $207K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $224K.

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Experience Affects Medical Director, Psychiatry Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$214,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Medical Director, Psychiatry Salaries

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 11%

Psychiatry
up arrow 5%

National Average
$214,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%