Medical Director, Psychiatry Salary

Medical Directors of Psychiatry enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($203K) annually in the United States. The majority of Medical Directors of Psychiatry (63 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Medical Directors of Psychiatry report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, close to a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$127,363 - $286,424
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MEDIAN: $202,895
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$90.77 - $206.08
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MEDIAN: $129.00
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$127,363 - $286,424  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $46,308  
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$136,180 - $309,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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$0$140K$280K$420K
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$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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$136,180 - $309,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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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Medical Directors of Psychiatry usually report a few specific 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.


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $204K per year. Medical Directors of Psychiatry bring in $207K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $237K.

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Experience Affects Medical Director, Psychiatry Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$217,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Medical Director, Psychiatry Salaries

Psychiatry
up arrow 3%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 2%

National Average
$217,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

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