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Psychiatrist salary in United States

How much does a Psychiatrist make in the United States?

Average base salary

$231,230
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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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
    4.8star
    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
+42.78%salary
Top specialties
Addiction Medicine
+28.39%salary
Top fields of study
Medical Degree
+15.48%salary

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?

Locum Consultant

2,926 job openings

Average $220,108 per year

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