Psychiatrists in the United States earn an average of $190K per year; salaries are particularly strong in San Diego, where workers earn around $250K. Psychiatrists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+10 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), Washington (+5 percent), and Los Angeles (+2 percent).

$96,182 - $258,103
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$96K
$190K
$260K
MEDIAN: $189,825
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$48.97 - $198.92
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MEDIAN: $117.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$96,182 - $258,103  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $38,000  
Total Pay (?
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$97,033 - $293,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 854
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$48.97 - $198.92  
   
Overtime
$25.11 - $221.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$1,000 - $38,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$97,033 - $293,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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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

  • 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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Psychiatrists flock to Self-Employed for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $220K lead the pack in compensation; however, Self-Employed also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $111K at one end to $413K at the other end.

Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatrist

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


Psychiatrists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $182K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $193K. Psychiatrists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $210K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Psychiatrist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $225K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $195,814

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Experience Affects Psychiatrist Salaries



National Average
$196,000



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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