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Psychiatrists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of psychiatrists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare psychiatrists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Psychiatrists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$72,700
25th Percentile Wage
$141,180
50th Percentile Wage
$193,110
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for psychiatrists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $193,110. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $141,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid psychiatrists is $72,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of psychiatrists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$193,110
7.47% 9.73%
2014
$178,690
0.01% -
2013
$178,680
2.43% -
2012
$174,330
- -

Compare Psychiatrists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of psychiatrists in 34 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for psychiatrists occupations is the general medical and surgical hospitals - local government owned industry with an annual salary $207,010. The lowest paying industry is the general medical and surgical hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $64,070). For detailed psychiatrists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$207,010
Other Residential Care Facilities
$206,710
Hospitals - Local government owned
$205,730
Outpatient Care Centers
$204,790
Hospitals - Privately owned
$204,370
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$204,270
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$204,220
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$203,490
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$202,420
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$201,650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$200,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$199,350
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$198,560
Individual and Family Services
$197,940
Social Assistance
$195,440
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$194,810
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$193,500
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$192,460
Offices of Physicians
$190,520
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$188,270
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$185,890
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$185,700
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$181,720
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$179,030
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$178,230
Hospitals - State government owned
$177,580
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$172,030
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$166,520
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$162,610
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$156,720
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$148,220
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$125,300
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$75,710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$64,070

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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