The average salary for a Psychiatrist is $202,682.
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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 Employer Salaries for Psychiatrist
The top respondents for the job title Psychiatrist are from the companies Self-Employed, The Veterans Administration (United States) and Kaiser Permanente. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $305,511. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include UPMC McKeesport and Self-Employed, earning around $249,600 and $239,447, respectively. The Veterans Administration (United States) pays the lowest at around $190,576. Novant Health and Veterans Affairs Hospital also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $207,520 and $209,536, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Psychiatrist
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Medicine / Surgery
Skills in Psychiatric, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Patient Counseling, Medicine / Surgery and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 $184,310 based on 112 salaries. An early career Psychiatrist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $193,058 based on 486 salaries. A mid-career Psychiatrist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $199,938 based on 258 salaries. An experienced Psychiatrist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $216,940 based on 360 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $227,537.
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Employees with Psychiatrist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 0.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (9.6% less), Boston, Massachusetts (4.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.3% less).
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