Psychiatrist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Psychiatrist is $172,536 per year.
Psychiatrist Total Pay (?
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$88,933 - $231,810
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $172,535
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Psychiatrist Total Pay (?
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$50.91 - $173.44
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MEDIAN: $106.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$88,933 - $231,810  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,508  
Profit Sharing
$226.69 - $15,050  
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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$95,004 - $258,449  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$50.91 - $173.44  
   
Overtime
$2.07 - $198.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,508  
   
Profit Sharing
$226.69 - $15,050  
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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$95,004 - $258,449  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,200
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Job Description for Psychiatrist

A psychiatrist is responsible for treating, preventing and diagnosing mental illnesses and disorders of the mind. Psychiatrists are also required to implement treatments, including electroconvulsive therapy along with additional psychotherapeutic treatments and various medications. Understanding the physiology of the body is also necessary when working toward becoming a psychiatrist, especially as it is required to prescribe medications to patients as needed.
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Psychiatrist Tasks
  • Prescribe, direct and administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications.
  • Diagnose, treat and help prevent disorders of the mind.
  • Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Review, evaluate and collaborate with other professionals to discuss treatment plans, progress and outcomes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatrist

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
up arrow 11%
Miami
up arrow 5%
Houston
up arrow 4%
Phoenix
up arrow 4%
Los Angeles
up arrow 3%
Seattle
up arrow 3%
Philadelphia
up arrow 1%
Chicago
0%
Minneapolis
0%
National Average
$180,000
Baltimore
up arrow 4%
Boston
up arrow 5%
San Diego
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Atlanta
up arrow 10%
San Antonio
up arrow 12%
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Experience Affects Psychiatrist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$180,000

Skills That Affect Psychiatrist Salaries

National Average
$180,000
Psychiatric
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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