Average Entry-Level Psychiatrist Salary

$182,854
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$10,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Psychiatrist is $182,854.
10%
$78k
10%
$183k
50%
$256k
90%
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MEDIAN $182,854
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Salary
$78k - $256k
Bonus
$2k - $30k
Total Pay
$75k - $269k

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Job Description for Psychiatrist

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

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Psychiatrist. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Psychiatrist
Medical Director, Psychiatry
Physician, Child Psychiatrist
Medical Director, Medicine
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Psychiatrist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Psychiatrist

An early career Psychiatrist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $191,122 based on 515 salaries. A mid-career Psychiatrist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $198,588 based on 274 salaries. An experienced Psychiatrist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $215,162 based on 376 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $225,300.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Psychiatrist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 10.5% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (16.0% less) and New York, New York (4.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,566 survey responses.
Early Career
32.9%
Mid Career
17.5%
Experienced
24.0%
Late Career
25.6%