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Psychiatrist salary in United States

How much does a Psychiatrist make in the United States?

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The average salary for a psychiatrist is $231,230 per year in the United States. 3.4k salaries reported, updated at May 17, 2022.

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Top companies for Psychiatrists in United States

  1. Astrya Global
    10 reviews384 salaries reported
    $423,494per year
  2. $362,850per year
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Highest paying cities for Psychiatrists in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $267,888 per year
    78 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $267,432 per year
    14 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $253,584 per year
    42 salaries reported
  1. San Diego, CA
    $247,085 per year
    41 salaries reported
  2. Baltimore, MD
    $241,803 per year
    24 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $235,531 per year
    27 salaries reported
  1. St. Louis, MO
    $233,151 per year
    31 salaries reported
  2. Pittsburgh, PA
    $231,569 per year
    12 salaries reported
  3. Riverside, CA
    $229,712 per year
    15 salaries reported
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Where can a Psychiatrist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Psychiatrists

Most recommended certification

BC/BEearn +23.93% more

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 40.18% since 2018. Psychiatrists with this certification earn +23.93% more than the average base salary, which is $231,230 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20101increase by 1
201126increase by 2500.00%
201220513increase by 78796.15%
201377254increase by 276.61%
201492280increase by 19.45%
2015132157increase by 43.21%
2016182571increase by 38.15%
2017118295decrease by 35.21%
201871401decrease by 39.64%
201942711decrease by 40.18%

Top companies hiring Psychiatrists with the recommended certification

Bloom Health Centers
The Joint Commission
LifeStance Health
ADHD Online
Piedmont Behavioral Services
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Top skills
Utilization Review
Top specialties
Addiction Medicine
Top fields of study
Medical Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
61 jobs162
72 jobs180
43 jobs62
5 jobs15
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Most common benefits for Psychiatrists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • 457(b)
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Loan assistance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Loan repayment program
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 56 ratings

52% of Psychiatrists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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Average $220,108 per year

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