Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salary

Salaries for Child Psychiatrists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($210K) per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$133,821 - $272,654
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MEDIAN: $210,038
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$100.61 - $192.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$133,821 - $272,654  
   
Bonus
$700 - $40,695  
Total Pay (?
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$143,895 - $323,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$100.61 - $192.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$135.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$700 - $40,695  
   
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 - $323,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $197K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $227K. Child Psychiatrists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $244K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $235K.

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Key Stats for Physician, Child Psychiatrist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
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 8 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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