Salary for Psychiatrists

Also known as:  Addiction Psychiatrist, Child Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatrist, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Neuropsychiatrist, Pediatric Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist, Staff Psychiatrist

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The role of psychiatrists is to prevent, diagnose, and treat emotional, mental, and behavioral disorders. These professionals are licensed medical doctors with an indepth knowledge of psychopharmacology, and the ability to prescribe medications as needed. They combine drug therapy with other techniques, incuding psychotherapy, in order to help individuals cope with these illnesses. They may counsel family members, guardians, and relatives, or inform them of patient's conditions. These professionals are required to hold a doctorate or professional degree and a medical license.

A Psychiatrist earns an average pay level in a range of 128000 and 192000 based on seniority. Psychiatrists can earn a salary of One Hundred Sixty Seven Thousand Eight Hundred dollars yearly.

Psychiatrists can make the highest salaries in Oregon, which has average pay levels of approximately $219450. People holding this job title make the most money in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, where they can get average pay of $187040.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 11.76 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Psychiatrists tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $187,040
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $177,660
Health Care and Social Assistance $167,030
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $131,740
Educational Services $127,640
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $127,640
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $131,740
Health Care and Social Assistance $167,030
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $177,660
Public Administration $187,040
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