How much does a Psychiatrist make in the United States?

Average base salary

5.2k salaries reported, updated at Sep 28, 2020
per year

The average salary for a psychiatrist is $221,105 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Loan assistance
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Relocation assistance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Loan repayment program
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for psychiatrists

Most recommended skill

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earn +42.78% more

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 98.72% since 2018. Psychiatrists with this skill earn +42.78% more than the average base salary, which is $221,105 per year.

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Most common benefits for Psychiatrists

  • Loan assistance
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Relocation assistance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Loan repayment program
  • 403(b)
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
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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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