Psychiatrist Salary

Average pay for a Psychiatrist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $195K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Male Psychiatrists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Psychiatrists is high.

$99,640 - $279,613
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$200K
$280K
MEDIAN: $196,982
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90%

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$51.15 - $203
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MEDIAN: $125
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$0$307K
Salary $99,640 - $279,613
Bonus $1,011 - $40,452
Profit Sharing $103 - $135,741
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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$100,499 - $307,157
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,539
Hourly Data $0$202
Hourly Rate $51.15 - $203
Overtime $20.43 - $200
Annual Data $0$307K
Bonus $1,011 - $40,452
Profit Sharing $103 - $135,741
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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$100,499 - $307,157
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 295

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.

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Psychiatrist Tasks

  • Manage caseload and documentation
  • Diagnose, treat and help prevent disorders of the mind
  • Review, evaluate and collaborate with other professionals to discuss treatment plans, progress and outcomes
  • Prescribe, direct and administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications

Psychiatrist Pay By Employer

$0$339K

$188,616

Self-Employed
13 profiles
$187,200

$209,536

Common Career Paths for Psychiatrist


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Psychiatrists who take on a higher-level position such as Child Psychiatrist may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Child Psychiatrists on average bring home $180K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatrist

Pay by Experience for a Psychiatrist has a positive trend. An entry-level Psychiatrist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $183,000 based on 466 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Psychiatrist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $194,000 based on 249 salaries. An experienced Psychiatrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $211,000 based on 253 salaries. A Psychiatrist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $227,000 based on 207 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $202,502

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Psychiatrists, working in the bustling city of Dallas has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Psychiatrists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+3 percent) and Los Angeles (+1 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Psychiatrists in Salt Lake City earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (19 percent lower) and Nashville (16 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Psychiatrist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Psychiatrist Salaries

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$203,000

▼4%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Psychiatrist Salaries

Geriatrics
▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$203,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 19%