The average salary for a Psychiatrist in Australia is AU$124,108.
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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. Throughout treatment, the care that is administered should be evaluated to determine if the treatment is …Read more
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Popular Skills for Psychiatrist
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Skills in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Clinical Psychology, Patient Counseling and Psychiatric.
Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatrist
An entry-level Psychiatrist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$90,512 based on 8 salaries. An early career Psychiatrist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$104,110 based on 42 salaries. A mid-career Psychiatrist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$133,146 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Psychiatrist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$156,265 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$120,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Psychiatrist in their job title in Adelaide, South Australia earn an average of 58.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (19.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Perth, Western Australia (17.5% less), Melbourne, Victoria (5.0% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (3.7% less).
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