Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Child Psychiatrists in the United States, with median pay hovering around $197K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The majority of Child Psychiatrists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Child Psychiatrists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$129,048 - $252,037
(Median)
$130K
$200K
$250K
MEDIAN: $196,982
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$98.27 - $185.30
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MEDIAN: $142.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$129,048 - $252,037  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,662  
Profit Sharing
$10,174  
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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$140,670 - $303,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$98.27 - $185.30  
   
Overtime
$145.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,662  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,174  
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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$140,670 - $303,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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

  • 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.
  • Diagnose and treat cognitive and behavioral disorders affecting children and adolescents.
  • Consult with other professionals in schools, juvenile courts, and community organizations as necessary.

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Survey results show that Child Psychiatrists typically report just a few professional skills. Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician, Child Psychiatrist

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


Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $193K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. Child Psychiatrists bring in $228K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Child Psychiatrists report making only $218K on average.

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Experience Affects Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$206,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salaries

Psychiatry
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National Average
$206,000

Child Psychiatry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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