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Average Psychiatrist Salary

$208,881
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$13,611
Bonus
$10,000
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The average salary for a Psychiatrist is $208,881.
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$101k
MEDIAN
$209k
90%
$293k
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$101k - $293k
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$150 - $68k
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$103k - $326k
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What Do Psychiatrists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Psychiatrist

3.9 out of 5
(97)
Highly Satisfied
4Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Psychiatrist are from the companies Kaiser Permanente, Self-Employed and UPMC McKeesport. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $299,840. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include UPMC McKeesport and Self-Employed, earning around $249,600 and $239,447, respectively. Novant Health pays the lowest at around $207,520. Veterans Affairs Hospital and The Veterans Administration (United States) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $236,500 and $238,795, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Psychiatrists?

Skills in Psychiatric, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Patient Counseling, Medicine / Surgery and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatrists?

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 $194,486 based on 77 salaries. An early career Psychiatrist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $197,115 based on 390 salaries. A mid-career Psychiatrist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $205,072 based on 200 salaries. An experienced Psychiatrist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $227,171 based on 285 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $238,029.
Employees with Psychiatrist in their job title in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania earn an average of 16.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (8.2% more) and Denver, Colorado (3.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (10.9% less), Boston, Massachusetts (7.1% less) and Houston, Texas (5.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,265 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.1%
Early Career
30.8%
Mid Career
15.8%
Experienced
22.5%
Late Career
24.7%