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Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Child Psychiatrists in the United States, with median pay hovering around $186K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Child Psychiatrists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Male Child Psychiatrists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$100,336 - $245,782
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$190K
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MEDIAN: $186,212
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$85.04 - $197.01
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MEDIAN: $130
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$100,336 - $245,782  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,100  
Total Pay (?
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$106,886 - $280,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 285
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$85.04 - $197.01  
   
Overtime
$40.00 - $149.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,100  
   
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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$106,886 - $280,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $183K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $204K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $215K. Child Psychiatrists who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $206K.

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Experience Affects Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$196,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 22%