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Psychiatrist Salary

$45,500 - $77,499
1% of jobs
$77,500 - $109,499
2% of jobs
$109,500 - $141,499
3% of jobs
$141,500 - $173,499
6% of jobs
$173,500 - $205,499
11% of jobs
$208,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$205,500 - $237,499
19% of jobs
The average salary is $266,474 a year
$237,500 - $269,499
18% of jobs
$269,500 - $301,499
10% of jobs
$301,500 - $333,499
10% of jobs
$335,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$333,500 - $365,499
8% of jobs
$400,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$365,500 - $400,000
7% of jobs
National Average
$45,500 $266,474 /year $400,000
$128 /hour
$3,792 - $6,458
1% of jobs
$6,458 - $9,125
2% of jobs
$9,125 - $11,792
3% of jobs
$11,792 - $14,458
6% of jobs
$14,458 - $17,125
11% of jobs
$17,333 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$17,125 - $19,792
19% of jobs
The average salary is $22,206 a month
$19,792 - $22,458
18% of jobs
$22,458 - $25,125
10% of jobs
$25,125 - $27,792
10% of jobs
$27,916 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$27,792 - $30,458
8% of jobs
$33,333 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$30,458 - $33,333
7% of jobs
National Average
$3,792 $22,206 /month $33,333
$128 /hour
$875 - $1,490
1% of jobs
$1,490 - $2,106
2% of jobs
$2,106 - $2,721
3% of jobs
$2,721 - $3,337
6% of jobs
$3,337 - $3,952
11% of jobs
$4,000 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$3,952 - $4,567
19% of jobs
The average wage is $5,124 a week
$4,567 - $5,183
18% of jobs
$5,183 - $5,798
10% of jobs
$5,798 - $6,413
10% of jobs
$6,442 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$6,413 - $7,029
8% of jobs
$7,692 is the 90th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$7,029 - $7,692
7% of jobs
National Average
$875 $5,124 /week $7,692
$128 /hour
$21.88 - $37.26
1% of jobs
$37.26 - $52.64
2% of jobs
$52.64 - $68.03
3% of jobs
$68.03 - $83.41
6% of jobs
$83.41 - $98.80
11% of jobs
$100.00 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$98.80 - $114.18
19% of jobs
The average wage is $128.11 an hour
$114.18 - $129.57
18% of jobs
$129.57 - $144.95
10% of jobs
$144.95 - $160.34
10% of jobs
$161.06 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$160.34 - $175.72
8% of jobs
$192.31 is the 90th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$175.72 - $192.31
7% of jobs
National Average
$21.88 $128 /hour $192.31
  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $400,000 $33,333 $7,692 $192
75th Percentile $335,000 $27,916 $6,442 $161
Average $266,474 $22,206 $5,124 $128
25th Percentile $208,000 $17,333 $4,000 $100
Psychiatrist Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$266,474
$22,206
$5,124
$128
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$270,129
$22,511
$5,195
$130

As of May 10, 2021, the average annual pay for a Psychiatrist in the United States is $266,474 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $128.11 an hour. This is the equivalent of $5,124/week or $22,206/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $400,000 and as low as $45,500, the majority of Psychiatrist salaries currently range between $208,000 (25th percentile) to $335,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $400,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Psychiatrist varies greatly (by as much as $127,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Psychiatrist job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Psychiatrist in your area makes on average $270,129 per year, or $3,655 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $266,474. Virginia ranks number 15 out of 50 states nationwide for Psychiatrist salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Psychiatrist jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Psychiatrist on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Psychiatrist Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Psychiatrist job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Boston, MA and Santa Monica, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Monica, CA beats the national average by $43,659 (16.4%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $52,799 (19.8%) above the $266,474 average.

Significantly, San Mateo, CA has a very active Psychiatrist job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Psychiatrist appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 6% between San Mateo, CA and Laguna Beach, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Psychiatrist role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$319,274$26,606$6,140$153.50
Boston, MA$314,224$26,185$6,043$151.07
Santa Monica, CA$310,134$25,844$5,964$149.10
Renton, WA$309,125$25,760$5,945$148.62
Berkeley, CA$307,790$25,649$5,919$147.98
Daly City, CA$306,926$25,577$5,902$147.56
Lowell, MA$304,221$25,352$5,850$146.26
Falls Church, VA$303,451$25,288$5,836$145.89
Richmond, CA$300,258$25,021$5,774$144.35
Laguna Beach, CA$299,567$24,964$5,761$144.02

Top 5 Best Paying Related Psychiatrist Jobs in the U.S.

We found a few related jobs that pay more than jobs in the Psychiatrist category.

For example Locum Psychiatrist jobs pay as much as $37,011 (13.9%) more than the average Psychiatrist salary of $266,474.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Locum Psychiatrist$303,485$25,290$5,836$145.91
Psychiatrist Locum Tenens$296,415$24,701$5,700$142.51
Outpatient Psychiatrist$278,884$23,240$5,363$134.08
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist$271,607$22,634$5,223$130.58
Part Time Psychiatrist$263,768$21,981$5,072$126.81
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.
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