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Highest Paying States for Psychiatrists

The highest paying states for psychiatrists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of psychiatrists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $205,800, Rhode Island is the highest paying state for psychiatrists. It is followed by Texas (average annual salary $205,330). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of psychiatrists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Psychiatrists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Rhode Island
$205,800
$60,270 320
2 Texas
$205,330
$107,230 880
3 Kentucky
$204,120
$70,660 140
4 Washington
$201,720
$107,160 280
5 New Hampshire
$198,260
$79,690 80
6 Kansas
$197,600
$63,810 180
7 Delaware
$196,370
$44,900 60
8 North Carolina
$195,420
$113,660 570
9 South Carolina
$193,940
$101,160 240
10 Virginia
$192,740
$56,470 930
11 Wisconsin
$190,930
$59,850 390
12 Maryland
$188,490
$32,030 580
13 Tennessee
$186,650
$113,180 210
14 Colorado
$186,520
$79,820 360
15 Minnesota
$185,750
$102,480 460
16 Vermont
$185,190
$100,600 200
17 Florida
$184,130
$45,740 920
18 Arizona
$183,780
$45,960 800
19 Oregon
$182,230
$134,450 380
20 Pennsylvania
$181,950
$58,440 890
21 California
$180,310
$88,440 3,370
22 Connecticut
$180,040
$78,370 740
23 Ohio
$179,370
$84,300 1,370
24 Illinois
$178,150
$44,720 950
25 Georgia
$177,350
$86,190 350
26 Montana
$176,830
$65,260 120
27 Iowa
$176,020
$104,540 80
28 Oklahoma
$174,890
$47,620 300
29 Michigan
$174,550
$107,580 650
30 Massachusetts
$174,400
$62,900 940
31 Puerto Rico
$169,450
$59,360 50
32 New York
$166,830
$72,160 3,360
33 Nebraska
$165,940
$65,020 130
34 Alabama
$161,360
$117,640 380
35 Mississippi
$156,110
$54,270 90
36 Maine
$146,100
$27,160 200
37 Missouri
$145,290
$62,170 280
38 Hawaii
$142,590
$54,010 130
39 Nevada
$139,120
$95,970 60
40 Louisiana
$131,380
$18,780 150
41 West Virginia
$124,680
$66,340 150
42 District of Columbia
$118,420
$47,450 230
43 Utah
$116,800
$21,580 150
44 Idaho
$97,980
$28,820 140
45 Arkansas
$71,310
$47,650 310
46 New Mexico
$61,600
$42,290 80

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of psychiatrists in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for psychiatrists, Top Paying Jobs in America.