Psychiatrist Salary

Generous salaries abound for Psychiatrists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($180K) per year. In the world of Psychiatrists, overall income ranges from $100K near the bottom to $265K at the top; this can include more than $25K from bonuses and more than $139K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but the specific employer and experience level are influential factors as well. 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. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, nearly one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$98,557 - $243,368

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$50.57 - $179.66

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$98,557 - $243,368  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,091  
Profit Sharing
$221.48 - $139,061  
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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$100,136 - $265,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$50.57 - $179.66  
   
Overtime
$7.32 - $198.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$221.48 - $139,061  
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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$100,136 - $265,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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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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Job skills reported by Psychiatrists are limited. Psychiatry and Psychiatric are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Psychiatric tends to also indicate an understanding of Psychiatry.

Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatrist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Psychiatrists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $173K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $189K. On average, Psychiatrists make $199K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Psychiatrist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $211K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Psychiatrists, San Diego offers exceptional salaries, 17 percent above the national average. Psychiatrists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+7 percent), Washington (+5 percent), Pittsburgh (+3 percent), and Seattle (+1 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 10 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Philadelphia (9 percent less).

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Experience Affects Psychiatrist Salaries




National Average
$187,000


Skills That Affect Psychiatrist Salaries

Psychiatry
up arrow 4%

National Average
$187,000

Psychiatric
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 21%
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