The average salary for an Entry-Level Psychiatrist is $182,854.
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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
- 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 Skills for Psychiatrist
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
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).
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