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Psychiatrists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of psychiatrists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare psychiatrists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Psychiatrists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$160,090
25th Percentile Wage
$187,550
50th Percentile Wage
$183,630
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for psychiatrists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $183,630. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $187,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid psychiatrists is $160,090.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of psychiatrists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth1-Year Growth
2013
$183,630
2.62% 2.62%
2012
$178,810
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Compare Psychiatrists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of psychiatrists in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $206,780. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $182,920). For detailed psychiatrists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$206,780
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$199,330
State government, including schools and hospitals
$187,570
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$185,310
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$183,630
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$182,920

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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