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Psychiatrist salary

How much do psychiatrists make?

What is the average psychiatry salary?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Compensation and Employment Survey in September of 2020. Survey respondents represent psychiatrists who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.

Average psychiatrist salary in 2019

$294,075

Historical salary data

How does this year's salary compare to other years?

The average psychiatry salary continues to rise. It's up 22% from 2016.

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Survey Results

Demographic insights by gender

Most psychiatrists were male, with a 7% increase since 2017.

LocumTenens.com Psychiatrist Salary Survey - Male Salary

Male

53%
4% increase
LocumTenens.com Psychiatric NP Salary Survey - Female Salary

Female

47%
4% decrease

Where do psychiatrists work?

These are three of the top work settings for psychiatrists.

Psychiatry Salary Survey - Hospital Employed

Hospital employed

24%
1% decrease
Psychiatry Salary Survey - Clinic or Community Center

Clinic or community center

24%
1% increase
Psychiatry Salary Survey - Mental health facility

Mental health facility

20%
No change

How old are Psychiatrists?

Baby Boomers (Psychiatrists born between 1946 and 1964) make up almost half of all respondents. 

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RESPONDENT DEMOGRAPHICS

Psychiatrists who took this survey

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

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Methodology

Invitations for the survey were emailed to a database of more than 220,000 healthcare professionals in September 2020. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. There was a total of 2,080 respondents, both physicians and advanced practitioners, who were self-selected and spanned all 50 states.

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