Psychiatrist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Psychiatrist is $173,537 per year.
Psychiatrist Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$90,865 - $233,762
(Median)
91K
140K
170K
200K
230K
MEDIAN: $173,537
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Psychiatrist Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$56.47 - $175.55
(Median)
56
86
110
140
180
MEDIAN: $109.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$90,865 - $233,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,712  
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).
)
$96,722 - $261,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,023
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$56.47 - $175.55  
   
Overtime
$1.93 - $201.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,712  
   
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).
)
$96,722 - $261,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
Is Psychiatrist your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
United States (change)

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.
Read More...
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.

Psychiatrist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

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 9%
Houston
up arrow 5%
Miami
up arrow 5%
Seattle
up arrow 4%
Phoenix
up arrow 3%
Los Angeles
up arrow 1%
Philadelphia
up arrow 1%
National Average
$181,000
Chicago
up arrow 2%
Boston
up arrow 5%
Baltimore
up arrow 5%
San Diego
up arrow 6%
Tampa
up arrow 8%
Atlanta
up arrow 11%
San Antonio
up arrow 12%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Related Job Salaries

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -

Experience Affects Psychiatrist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$181,000

Skills That Affect Psychiatrist Salaries

National Average
$181,000
Psychiatric
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 227 votes.

Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

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