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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
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 $95,200.

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 $186,280. The highest paying area for psychiatrists in California is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles with a median annual salary of $186,280. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (mean annual salary $182,230). The lowest paying area is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $49,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City


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