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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-1223 Psychiatrists

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental disorders. Excludes "Clinical and Counseling Psychologists" (19-3033) and "School Psychologists" (19-3034).


National estimates for Psychiatrists
Industry profile for Psychiatrists
Geographic profile for Psychiatrists

National estimates for Psychiatrists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Psychiatrists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
25,540 3.6 % $ 104.38 $ 217,100 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Psychiatrists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 33.40 $ 65.05 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 69,470 $ 135,300 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for Psychiatrists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Psychiatrists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 8,360 0.32 $ 101.15 $ 210,390
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,160 0.07 $ 93.11 $ 193,670
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,550 1.47 $ 111.80 $ 232,550
Outpatient Care Centers 3,060 0.32 $ 119.84 $ 249,260
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,380 0.06 $ 100.91 $ 209,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Psychiatrists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,550 1.47 $ 111.80 $ 232,550
Offices of Physicians 8,360 0.32 $ 101.15 $ 210,390
Outpatient Care Centers 3,060 0.32 $ 119.84 $ 249,260
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 870 0.10 $ 102.28 $ 212,750
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 570 0.09 $ 123.10 $ 256,040

Top paying industries for Psychiatrists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 40 (7) $ 126.02 $ 262,120
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,250 0.02 $ 124.52 $ 259,010
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 570 0.09 $ 123.10 $ 256,040
Outpatient Care Centers 3,060 0.32 $ 119.84 $ 249,260
Other Residential Care Facilities 100 0.06 $ 113.24 $ 235,550


Geographic profile for Psychiatrists:

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





States with the highest employment level in Psychiatrists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,040 0.47 2.53 $ 94.36 $ 196,280
California 3,970 0.24 1.32 $ 117.79 $ 245,000
Texas 1,550 0.13 0.70 $ 94.22 $ 195,970
Florida 1,520 0.18 0.98 $ 96.89 $ 201,530
Pennsylvania 1,240 0.22 1.22 $ 103.08 $ 214,410




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 230 0.52 2.85 $ 109.14 $ 227,000
New York 4,040 0.47 2.53 $ 94.36 $ 196,280
Maryland 920 0.36 1.99 $ 102.30 $ 212,790
Hawaii 180 0.31 1.69 (8) (8)
District of Columbia 210 0.30 1.66 $ 75.43 $ 156,890




Top paying states for Psychiatrists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 30 0.07 0.41 $ 138.49 $ 288,060
Kansas 150 0.11 0.60 $ 135.29 $ 281,410
Minnesota 450 0.17 0.91 $ 133.84 $ 278,380
New Mexico 50 0.06 0.35 $ 128.99 $ 268,290
Nebraska (8) (8) (8) $ 128.94 $ 268,200





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Psychiatrists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,990 0.45 2.46 $ 92.82 $ 193,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,610 0.28 1.51 $ 121.19 $ 252,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 850 0.32 1.73 $ 95.65 $ 198,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 760 0.25 1.38 $ 89.38 $ 185,900
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 730 0.29 1.59 $ 65.16 $ 135,540
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 720 0.28 1.52 $ 101.05 $ 210,180
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 670 0.15 0.84 $ 112.58 $ 234,170
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 490 0.38 2.07 $ 106.94 $ 222,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 400 0.11 0.60 $ 103.39 $ 215,040
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 340 0.23 1.23 $ 143.13 $ 297,710




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Goldsboro, NC 70 1.74 9.50 (8) (8)
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 180 1.66 9.03 $ 127.79 $ 265,810
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 40 0.97 5.27 $ 114.15 $ 237,440
Iowa City, IA 60 0.69 3.76 $ 93.74 $ 194,990
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 50 0.54 2.93 $ 109.89 $ 228,580
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,990 0.45 2.46 $ 92.82 $ 193,060
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 230 0.44 2.41 $ 109.88 $ 228,540
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 220 0.43 2.36 $ 85.68 $ 178,200
Urban Honolulu, HI 170 0.40 2.17 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 490 0.38 2.07 $ 106.94 $ 222,440




Top paying metropolitan areas for Psychiatrists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Rochester, MN (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 340 0.23 1.23 $ 143.13 $ 297,710
Santa Rosa, CA 30 0.16 0.90 $ 139.22 $ 289,580
Kansas City, MO-KS 170 0.17 0.92 $ 138.09 $ 287,220
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100 0.27 1.49 $ 134.35 $ 279,450
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) $ 134.25 $ 279,240
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 300 0.15 0.82 $ 134.09 $ 278,900

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Psychiatrists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 1.23 $ 109.00 $ 226,710
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.94 5.14 $ 99.30 $ 206,540
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.02 $ 60.02 $ 124,850
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.36 $ 117.21 $ 243,810
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.20 $ 143.76 $ 299,020

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.94 5.14 $ 99.30 $ 206,540
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.02 $ 60.02 $ 124,850
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.36 $ 117.21 $ 243,810
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 1.23 $ 109.00 $ 226,710
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.20 $ 143.76 $ 299,020

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Psychiatrists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.20 $ 143.76 $ 299,020
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.36 $ 117.21 $ 243,810
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 1.23 $ 109.00 $ 226,710
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.94 5.14 $ 99.30 $ 206,540
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.02 $ 60.02 $ 124,850


About May 2020 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 $100.00 per hour or $208,000 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021