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Psychiatrists Salary Information in California

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Psychiatrists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$88,440
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 $88,440.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42.52
25th Percentile Wage
$56.02
50th Percentile Wage
$86.69
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for psychiatrists in California in 5 percentile scales. The median hourly salary is $86.69. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $56.02. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42.52.

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Psychiatrists in California Cities

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 $182,230. The highest paying area for psychiatrists in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana with a median annual salary of $182,230. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $181,160). The lowest paying area is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $49,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$182,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$181,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$180,640
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$178,140
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$177,130
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$168,050
Fresno
$164,780
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$157,510
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$59,660
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$49,540


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