The average annual and hourly salaries for psychiatrists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of psychiatrists among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$95,200|
|25th Percentile Wage||$116,520|
|50th Percentile Wage||$180,310|
|75th Percentile Wage||No Data|
|90th Percentile Wage||No Data|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for psychiatrists in California in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $180,310. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $116,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $95,200.
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of psychiatrists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of psychiatrists in state of California ranges from $49,540 to $186,280. The highest paying area for psychiatrists in California is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles with a median annual salary of $186,280. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (mean annual salary $182,230). The lowest paying area is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $49,540.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |