Medical Director, Psychiatry Salary

On average, Medical Directors of Psychiatry in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($228K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. The majority of Medical Directors of Psychiatry (68 percent) survey respondents are male. For the most part, Medical Directors of Psychiatry enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$163,730 - $304,143
$160K
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MEDIAN: $235,368
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$116 - $258
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MEDIAN: $157
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$0$365K
Salary $163,730 - $304,143
Bonus $0.00 - $60,820
Total Pay (?
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$180,867 - $365,092
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data $0$257
Hourly Rate $116 - $258
Overtime $135
Annual Data $0$365K
Bonus $0.00 - $60,820
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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$180,867 - $365,092
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

Job Description for Medical Director, Psychiatry

A medical director of psychiatry is responsible for the direction and oversight of psychiatric evaluations, medications, and medical management, as well as leadership of a treatment team. Those in this position must also direct performance-improvement activities and serve as advocates for the needs and rights of both team members and patients. This job is typically indoors, as these directors work in hospitals and other care facilities.

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Medical Director, Psychiatry Tasks

  • Manage and oversee daily clinical and administrative operations.
  • Attend and present at meetings with other departments and area groups and agencies.
  • Provide patient care and follow up services, including assessing patient care plans.
  • Develop and implement behavioral health and recovery services and systems.
  • Develop, evaluate, approve and revise clinical policy and protocols.

Common Career Paths for Medical Director, Psychiatry


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It's possible that Medical Directors of Psychiatry will see hefty downturns in earnings as they move into roles like Child Psychiatrist. Child Psychiatrists bring home $180K on average per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Director, Psychiatry

Pay by Experience for a Medical Director, Psychiatry has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Director, Psychiatry with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $189,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Director, Psychiatry with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $232,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Medical Director, Psychiatry which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $241,000 based on 37 salaries. A Medical Director, Psychiatry with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $282,000 based on 34 salaries.

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Key Stats for Medical Director, Psychiatry

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
40%

Experience Affects Medical Director, Psychiatry Salaries

▲10%

National Average
$257,000

Experienced
▼6%

Mid-Career
▼10%

Entry-Level
▼27%

Skills That Affect Medical Director, Psychiatry Salaries

▲8%

National Average
$257,000

Clinical Supervision
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 18%