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Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salary

A Physician, Child Psychiatrist earns an average salary of $183,376 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
$98,618 - $242,168
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MEDIAN: $183,375
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$71.88 - $199.11
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MEDIAN: $125.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$98,618 - $242,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,976  
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$103,593 - $272,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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$0$110$220$330
Hourly Rate
$71.88 - $199.11  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $318.08  
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$0$220K$440K$660K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,976  
   
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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$103,593 - $272,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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.

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Experience Affects Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$193,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 23%