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 $190K) surpassing six figures annually. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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 59 percent. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, just over one in five claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$108,213 - $245,740

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$92.66 - $196.46

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$108,213 - $245,740  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,967  
Total Pay (?
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$124,461 - $288,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$92.66 - $196.46  
   
Overtime
$60.00 - $151.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,967  
   
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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$124,461 - $288,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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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Child Psychiatrists only report a few specific 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.


The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $184K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $218K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $216K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$200,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Physician, Child Psychiatrist Salaries

Psychiatry
up arrow 2%

Child Psychiatry
up arrow 1%

National Average
$200,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 22%
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