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Psychiatrist salary in United States

How much does a Psychiatrist make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $265,109
Low $175,724
High $399,960
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a psychiatrist is $265,109 per year in the United States. 5.6k salaries reported, updated at November 25, 2023

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Top companies for Psychiatrists in United States

  1. Transformations Care Network
    39 reviews15 salaries reported
    $353,273per year
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Highest paying cities for Psychiatrists near United States

  1. Santa Ana, CA
    $348,832 per year
    17 salaries reported
  2. Torrance, CA
    $344,979 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. Kissimmee, FL
    $321,050 per year
    8 salaries reported
  1. San Diego, CA
    $313,907 per year
    90 salaries reported
  2. Grand Rapids, MI
    $288,276 per year
    16 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $265,986 per year
    91 salaries reported
  1. Seattle, WA
    $265,533 per year
    35 salaries reported
  2. Tacoma, WA
    $234,299 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. Salt Lake City, UT
    $213,722 per year
    6 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 skill

Utilization Review(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 $265,109 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20129increase by 9
201316increase by 77.78%
201427increase by 68.75%
201519decrease by 29.63%
201612decrease by 36.84%
201713increase by 8.33%
2018235increase by 1707.69%
2019467increase by 98.72%

Top companies hiring Psychiatrists with the recommended skill

County of Santa Cruz
Sites Professionals
Edward-Elmhurst Health
You Health Providers
Morlen Health
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Top specialties
Addiction Medicine
Top certifications
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?

Mental Health Technician

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Average $27.56 per hour

Telemedicine Physician

Job openings

Average $103 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Psychiatrist

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