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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 2018 [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
$123,410 220
2 Texas
$205,330
$57,900 1,110
3 Kentucky
$204,120
$71,870 170
4 New Hampshire
$203,910
$117,640 60
5 Washington
$201,720
$59,590 540
6 North Carolina
$198,880
$109,460 470
7 Pennsylvania
$198,460
$60,620 990
8 Kansas
$197,600
$83,500 120
9 Florida
$197,140
$47,690 1,000
10 Maryland
$195,860
$56,980 600
11 South Carolina
$193,940
$141,580 200
12 Tennessee
$193,730
$124,040 340
13 Iowa
$193,160
$108,510 110
14 Virginia
$192,740
$57,380 830
15 Louisiana
$190,220
$56,680 50
16 Oklahoma
$188,120
$46,170 250
17 Maine
$187,880
$27,670 180
18 Delaware
$187,790
$44,830 80
19 New York
$187,000
$75,270 3,700
20 Colorado
$186,520
$87,280 450
21 Ohio
$185,800
$85,650 1,350
22 Minnesota
$185,750
$90,730 560
23 Montana
$184,900
$85,360 100
24 Michigan
$183,920
$97,560 590
25 Arizona
$183,780
$90,850 820
26 District of Columbia
$183,160
$54,350 120
27 Wisconsin
$182,320
$61,770 420
28 Oregon
$182,230
$73,580 220
29 Massachusetts
$181,890
$64,580 1,020
30 California
$180,310
$95,200 3,040
31 Connecticut
$180,040
$119,850 630
32 Vermont
$178,670
$96,410 170
33 Illinois
$178,150
$44,720 950
34 Georgia
$177,350
$82,020 390
35 Nevada
$172,560
$102,670 80
36 Puerto Rico
$169,450
$59,360 50
37 Nebraska
$165,940
$92,550 140
38 West Virginia
$163,240
$45,870 120
39 Alabama
$156,450
$117,790 380
40 Mississippi
$156,110
$57,800 70
41 Missouri
$145,290
$115,030 240
42 Idaho
$117,440
$39,290 30
43 Arkansas
$102,100
$55,980 240
44 Utah
$94,730
$34,210 150
45 Hawaii
$65,360
$54,490 150
46 New Mexico
$61,600
$137,210 120

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.