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Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salary

Child Psychiatrists in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $187K) surpassing six figures annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Child Psychiatrists. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Men working as Child Psychiatrists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$101,520 - $246,166
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$100K
$190K
$250K
MEDIAN: $187,183
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$86.48 - $195.75
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MEDIAN: $134.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$101,520 - $246,166  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,125  
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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$110,399 - $292,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$86.48 - $195.75  
   
Overtime
$60.00 - $151.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,125  
   
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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$110,399 - $292,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Physician, Child Psychiatrist

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


Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $183K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $216K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $210K.

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Experience Affects Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$198,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 23%
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