Child Psychiatrist Salary

Child psychiatrists employed in the United States typically earn salaries in the range from $102,848 to $279,315 a year including bonuses according to the salary information reported by Payscale.

The basic annual salary for child psychiatrists is generally in the range from $97,290 to $249,114, and the yearly bonuses can amount to up to $24,361 according to Payscale’s salary data. Based on the salary figures reported by ValueMD.com, the top salaries for child and adolescent psychiatrists can reach $265,000 a year.

Starting salary



The average starting salary for child psychiatrists in their first year on the job is $159,000 a year according to the salary figures reported by the recruitment agency Profiles. Based on the salary data provided by ValueMD.com, child and adolescent psychiatrists earn $158,000 a year in the first two years of practice.

Based on the salary data reported by Payscale, child psychiatrists with less than a year of work experience typically earn salaries in the range from $144,416 to $172,500 a year.

Average salary

The average salary for child psychiatrists employed in the United States is $218,300 a year according to the recruitment firm Profiles, $196,918 a year according to Payscale, $216,360 a year according to the recruitment agency MD & DDS Resources, and $189,000 a year after three or more years of practice according to the salary data provided by ValueMD.com.

Salary range

Child psychiatrists’ annual income depends on a variety of factors, including years of work experience in the field. Psychiatrists with 1 to 4 years of experience generally report earning an annual pay in the range from $56,673 to $216,357 a year, and those with 5 to 9 years of experience are usually paid between $147,065 and $248,945 annually.


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Child psychiatrists with 10 to 19 years of experience under their belt earn salaries in the range from $102,129 to $260,173 a year, and professionals with 20 or more years of experience typically make between $107,659 and $265,534 a year according to Payscale.

Child psychiatrists who have a certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) generally report earning salaries in the range from $86,417 to $255,050 a year.

Salary by state

Child psychiatrists’ salaries depend on geographical location and can vary considerably from state to state. Based on Payscale’s salary data, child psychiatrists employed in California typically earn salaries in the range from $103,042 to $387,832 a year, those working in Pennsylvania are generally paid between $99,949 annually, and professionals based in Illinois make between $60,000 and $220,000 a year.

Child psychiatrists working in New York earn between $78,611 and $182,650 a year, and those based in Washington make between $141,499 and $254,341 a year. Professionals working in North Carolina typically report earning an annual income in the range from $181,280 to $200,000, and those employed in Missouri are generally paid an income in the range between $113,500 and $244,440 a year.

Hourly wage



Based on Payscale’s salary data, child psychiatrists with 20 or more years of work experience can expect to earn an hourly salary in the range from $99.10 and $154.18. Professionals with a certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) generally earn between $85.57 and $208.59 per hour.

Child psychiatrists with the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) typically earn between $100.80 and $155.34 per hour. Those working at physicians’ offices and private practices make between $135 and $204.88 per hour. Self-employed child psychiatrists generally earn between $154.84 and $205.87 per hour.

Child psychiatrists working in the health care sector typically earn an hourly pay in the range from $101.74 to $199.98, and those working at psychiatrists’ offices earn between $109.50 and $200 per hour according to Payscale’s salary figures.

Benefits

Along with their basic annual salary and yearly bonus earnings, child psychiatrists also typically get a wide range of benefits and perks, and these can sometimes reflect their annual pay. Psychiatrists who have malpractice and liability insurance generally report earning salaries in the range from $97,444 to $241,739 a year, those who have paid vacations and holidays are typically paid between $135,741 and $235,153 annually, and professionals who have 401(k) plans usually make between $137,705 and $259,273 a year.

Child psychiatrists who have life and disability insurance as part of their benefits package typically earn an annual income in the range from $102,556 to $237,525, and those who have 403(b) plans are paid between $150,000 and $241,526 annually. Professionals who have paid sick leave generally report earning yearly salaries in the range from $61,277 to $240,363, and those who get reimbursement for professional training, education, tuition, or certification earn an income in the range between $137,020 and $246,354 a year according to Payscale’s salary data.

The most popular perks and benefits among child psychiatrists, as reported by Payscale, are malpractice and liability insurance, paid vacations, 401(k) plans, life and disability insurance, and paid sick leave.

Other income factors

Child psychiatrists’ annual salaries can vary significantly from industry to industry. Psychiatrists working in the health care sector are typically paid between $59,180 and $248,050 a year, those employed at hospitals generally earn between $138,581 and $246,581 annually, and professionals working at psychiatrists’ offices make between $50,684 and $343,241 a year. Child psychiatrists employed at community mental health centers make between $80,537 and $247,119 a year, and those working at psychiatric hospitals are generally paid an income in the range from $162,135 to $212,629 a year. Professionals working at medical offices earn an annual pay in the range between $137,497 and $245,735, and those employed at health clinics are typically paid a yearly income in the range from $186,500 to $256,411 according to the salary data provided by Payscale.

Child psychiatrists’ annual income can also vary depending on gender. Women report being paid between $101,107 and $239,151 a year, and men generally earn between $101,367 and $242,425 annually according to Payscale.

Child psychiatrists’ yearly salaries can also vary considerably depending on the type of employer. Child psychiatrists working at hospitals generally earn salaries in the range from $58,175 to $212,663 a year, those employed by non-profit organizations are typically paid an income in the range between $118,359 and $251,802 annually, and professionals working for private practices or firms make between $110,468 and $251,834 a year. Child psychiatrists employed by companies are generally paid between $101,367 and $246,532 annually, and those employed by universities and colleges typically earn an annual pay in the range from $59,180 to $258,256. Professionals working for the state or local government earn between $110,000 and $208,653 a year, and those employed by the federal government are typically paid between $174,470 and $227,890 a year according to Payscale’s salary statistics.