Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

29-1066 Psychiatrists

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
24,060 3.7 % $93.12 $193,680 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.57 $61.37 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $59,430 $127,650 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 7,390 0.29 $90.44 $188,110
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,970 1.72 $91.90 $191,150
Outpatient Care Centers 3,420 0.46 $98.76 $205,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,060 0.06 $89.55 $186,260
State Government (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $101.35 $210,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,970 1.72 $91.90 $191,150
Outpatient Care Centers 3,420 0.46 $98.76 $205,410
Offices of Physicians 7,390 0.29 $90.44 $188,110
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 730 0.12 $93.32 $194,110
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 730 0.09 $92.15 $191,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 50 (7) $111.25 $231,400
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $106.45 $221,410
State Government (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $101.35 $210,810
Outpatient Care Centers 3,420 0.46 $98.76 $205,410
Individual and Family Services 730 0.05 $98.48 $204,850


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,160 0.20 1.17 $120.24 $250,090
New York 3,110 0.35 1.98 $83.19 $173,040
Ohio 1,140 0.22 1.24 $96.99 $201,740
Illinois 1,000 0.17 0.98 $73.59 $153,060
Pennsylvania 940 0.17 0.95 $85.79 $178,440



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 360 0.77 4.43 $95.93 $199,540
Connecticut 800 0.48 2.78 $102.70 $213,620
Vermont 120 0.39 2.23 $99.29 $206,520
Maine 210 0.36 2.07 (8) (8)
New York 3,110 0.35 1.98 $83.19 $173,040



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,160 0.20 1.17 $120.24 $250,090
Wyoming 40 0.14 0.81 $115.81 $240,890
South Dakota 40 0.09 0.49 $115.72 $240,710
Indiana 270 0.09 0.53 $114.80 $238,780
Alaska 40 0.12 0.70 $112.56 $234,130




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,490 0.38 2.20 $84.28 $175,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.27 1.56 $133.89 $278,480
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 660 0.18 1.05 $73.12 $152,080
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 540 0.31 1.75 $81.85 $170,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 520 0.22 1.24 $88.25 $183,560
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 450 0.79 4.50 $98.57 $205,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 420 0.22 1.28 $81.01 $168,490
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 420 0.32 1.82 $89.72 $186,610
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 360 0.28 1.62 $84.90 $176,590
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 320 0.36 2.07 $75.48 $157,000



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 70 1.41 8.07 $79.26 $164,860
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 450 0.79 4.50 $98.57 $205,020
Wichita Falls, TX 40 0.75 4.32 (5) (5)
Bangor, ME 40 0.70 4.04 (8) (8)
Roanoke, VA 100 0.68 3.90 $77.58 $161,370
Pueblo, CO 30 0.55 3.14 $54.75 $113,880
Utica-Rome, NY 60 0.54 3.10 $76.83 $159,810
Rockford, IL 80 0.52 2.97 $49.86 $103,700
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.51 2.91 (5) (5)
Johnson City, TN 40 0.50 2.89 (8) (8)



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wichita Falls, TX 40 0.75 4.32 (5) (5)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.51 2.91 (5) (5)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.27 1.56 $133.89 $278,480
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) $133.60 $277,900
Trenton, NJ 80 0.36 2.08 $129.08 $268,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.21 1.20 $127.30 $264,790
Stockton-Lodi, CA 50 0.22 1.24 $126.44 $262,990
Lexington-Fayette, KY 50 0.19 1.11 $123.44 $256,750
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $123.14 $256,130

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 110 0.56 3.20 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 3.60 $75.65 $157,360
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 2.76 $134.30 $279,350
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.08 $104.36 $217,070
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.78 $104.19 $216,720

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 3.60 $75.65 $157,360
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 110 0.56 3.20 (8) (8)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 2.76 $134.30 $279,350
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 30 0.22 1.25 $129.73 $269,840
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.08 $104.36 $217,070

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 2.76 $134.30 $279,350
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 30 0.22 1.25 $129.73 $269,840
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.10 $113.84 $236,790
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.95 $113.32 $235,700
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.07 $106.46 $221,440


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $90.00 per hour or $187,200 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016