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. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$96,779 - $282,354
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MEDIAN: $195,877
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$47.17 - $199.84
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$0$307K
Salary $96,779 - $282,354
Bonus $2,035 - $35,493
Profit Sharing $6,350
Total Pay (?
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$97,421 - $307,694
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 828
Hourly Data $0$199
Hourly Rate $47.17 - $199.84
Overtime $20.07 - $191.42
Annual Data $0$307K
Bonus $2,035 - $35,493
Profit Sharing $6,350
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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$97,421 - $307,694
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 169

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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.

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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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Psychiatrist


Those at Self-Employed can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $232K.

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: $201,162

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
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Psychiatrist Salaries

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$201,000

▼4%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Psychiatrist Salaries

Geriatrics
▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$201,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 17%
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