Psychiatrist Salary

Psychiatrists enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($195K) annually in the United States. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though career duration and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Work is enjoyable for Psychiatrists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Psychiatrists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage.

$95,777 - $276,508
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$190K
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MEDIAN: $194,806
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$47.97 - $201.07
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$0$305K
Salary $95,777 - $276,508
Bonus $1,982 - $35,364
Profit Sharing $200.00
Total Pay (?
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$96,794 - $305,091
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 823
Hourly Data $0$204
Hourly Rate $47.97 - $201.07
Overtime $19.87 - $204.26
Annual Data $0$305K
Bonus $1,982 - $35,364
Profit Sharing $200.00
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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$96,794 - $305,091
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 164

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Psychiatrist


Psychiatrists flock to Self-Employed for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $232K lead the pack in compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatrist

Pay by Experience for a Psychiatrist has a positive trend. An entry-level Psychiatrist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $183,000 based on 466 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Psychiatrist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $194,000 based on 249 salaries. An experienced Psychiatrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $211,000 based on 253 salaries. A Psychiatrist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $227,000 based on 207 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $200,065

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Psychiatrists, working in the bustling city of Dallas has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Psychiatrists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+3 percent) and Los Angeles (+2 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Psychiatrist's salary, with Salt Lake City Psychiatrists earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 19 percent less in Orlando and 16 percent less in Nashville, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Psychiatrist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Psychiatrist Salaries

▲13%

▲6%

National Average
$200,000

▼3%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Psychiatrist Salaries

Geriatrics
▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$200,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 18%
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