Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salary

Child Psychiatrists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $210K per year on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Child Psychiatrists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$135,840 - $269,362
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MEDIAN: $209,574
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$101.27 - $191.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$135,840 - $269,362  
   
Bonus
$507 - $40,406  
Total Pay (?
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$143,895 - $324,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$101.27 - $191.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$132.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$507 - $40,406  
   
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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$143,895 - $324,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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Job Description for Physician, Child Psychiatrist

A child psychiatrist is a difficult, but often rewarding job. He or she must be able to interact with a number of children, ranging from those who face family problems in the home to those who are afflicted with a disorder such as ADD or ADHD. A psychiatrist must be able to gain a child's trust and build a relationship with his or her client in order to understand the mental state of the child he or she is treating. This requires a delicate bond and balance. In addition to interacting with the child, a psychiatrist must also be able to associate with the child's parents and/or guardians. This may involving recommending certain activities, treatments, or medications to provide the best health and mental well-being for the child.

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Physician, Child Psychiatrist Tasks

  • Diagnose and treat cognitive and behavioral disorders affecting children and adolescents.
  • Consult with other professionals in schools, juvenile courts, and community organizations as necessary.
  • Treatment may require individual or group therapy and prescribing medication.
  • Conduct diagnostic assessments that give attention to multiple aspects of the child's health, including cognitive, educational, genetic, developmental, and more.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician, Child Psychiatrist

Pay by Experience for a Physician, Child Psychiatrist has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician, Child Psychiatrist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $197,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician, Child Psychiatrist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $227,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Physician, Child Psychiatrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $244,000 based on 52 salaries. A Physician, Child Psychiatrist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $235,000 based on 46 salaries.

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Key Stats for Physician, Child Psychiatrist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salaries

Experienced
▲8%

Late-Career
▲4%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$226,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salaries

▲2%

National Average
$226,000

Child Psychiatry
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 26%
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