Psychiatrist Salary

Salaries for Psychiatrists in the United States average out at around $191K annually, but San Diego employers pay the most, offering approximately $288K on average. Psychiatrists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+8 percent) and San Francisco (+3 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$95,696 - $260,584
$96K
$190K
$260K
MEDIAN: $190,511
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$49.23 - $202.16
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MEDIAN: $120.69
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$95,696 - $260,584  
   
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$990 - $36,400  
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$96,817 - $297,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 845
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Hourly Rate
$49.23 - $202.16  
   
Overtime
$24.02 - $207.29  
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$990 - $36,400  
   
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$96,817 - $297,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 172

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Job Description for Psychiatrist

A psychiatrist meets with patients and determines if a mental disorder is present. An evaluation of the patient’s symptoms, behavior, and past medical history will be carried out. Tests may also be performed to determine any issues that are present. The psychiatrist will also help the patient to manage, ease, or heal a disorder, which may be done by administering treatments or medications.

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Psychiatrist Tasks

  • Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Review, evaluate and collaborate with other professionals to discuss treatment plans, progress and outcomes.
  • Prescribe, direct and administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications.
  • Diagnose, treat and help prevent disorders of the mind.

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For Psychiatrists, comfortable salaries can be found at Self-Employed; in fact, median earnings sit around $232K, the highest in the area.

Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatrist

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


For many Psychiatrists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $181K per year. For Psychiatrists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $211K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $230K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $196,674

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Key Stats for Psychiatrist

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Psychiatrist Salaries

▲17%

▲7%

National Average
$197,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Psychiatrist Salaries

Geriatrics
▲4%

▲3%

National Average
$197,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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