Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Physician, Child Psychiatrist is $222,797
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Physician, Child Psychiatrists?
An entry-level Physician, Child Psychiatrist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $202,172 based on 19 salaries. An early career Physician, Child Psychiatrist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $218,990 …Read more
What Do Physician, Child Psychiatrists Do?
A child psychiatrist is a difficult, but often rewarding job. He or she must be able to interact with a number of children, ranging from those who face family problems in the home to those who are afflicted with a disorder such as ADD or ADHD. A psychiatrist must be able to gain a child's trust and build a relationship with his or her client in order to understand the mental state of the child he or she is treating. This requires a delicate bond and balance. In addition to interacting with the …Read more
- Diagnose and treat cognitive and behavioral disorders affecting children and adolescents.
- Consult with other professionals in schools, juvenile courts, and community organizations as necessary.
- Treatment may require individual or group therapy and prescribing medication.
- Conduct diagnostic assessments that give attention to multiple aspects of the child's health, including cognitive, educational, genetic, developmental, and more.