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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
25,520 3.5 % $ 120.08 $ 249,760 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Psychiatrists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 30.96 $ 61.72 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 64,400 $ 128,380 (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 7,980 0.30 $ 134.91 $ 280,600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,580 0.08 $ 95.71 $ 199,070
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,150 1.31 $ 118.82 $ 247,150
Outpatient Care Centers 3,090 0.31 $ 143.98 $ 299,470
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,450 0.07 $ 106.60 $ 221,720

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 3,150 1.31 $ 118.82 $ 247,150
Outpatient Care Centers 3,090 0.31 $ 143.98 $ 299,470
Offices of Physicians 7,980 0.30 $ 134.91 $ 280,600
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 680 0.11 $ 118.98 $ 247,470
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 910 0.09 $ 95.39 $ 198,410

Top paying industries for Psychiatrists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 110 0.04 (5) (5)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,200 0.02 (5) (5)
Outpatient Care Centers 3,090 0.31 $ 143.98 $ 299,470
Offices of Physicians 7,980 0.30 $ 134.91 $ 280,600
Other Residential Care Facilities 70 0.05 $ 130.16 $ 270,730


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.



Map of employment of psychiatrists by state, May 2021


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)
California 4,410 0.27 1.47 $ 146.78 $ 305,290
New York 4,050 0.47 2.58 $ 95.06 $ 197,730
Florida 2,490 0.29 1.60 $ 103.86 $ 216,040
Texas 1,360 0.11 0.61 $ 115.62 $ 240,490
New Jersey 860 0.22 1.23 $ 155.68 $ 323,820


Map of location quotient of psychiatrists by state, May 2021


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 270 0.58 3.20 $ 133.96 $ 278,630
New York 4,050 0.47 2.58 $ 95.06 $ 197,730
Connecticut 650 0.41 2.27 $ 140.01 $ 291,210
District of Columbia 230 0.35 1.92 $ 71.91 $ 149,570
Vermont 90 0.31 1.70 $ 105.70 $ 219,860


Map of annual mean wages of psychiatrists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Psychiatrists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 30 0.04 0.23 (5) (5)
Wyoming 40 0.15 0.84 (5) (5)
Missouri 410 0.15 0.84 $ 156.17 $ 324,840
Maine 60 0.10 0.53 $ 155.88 $ 324,220
New Jersey 860 0.22 1.23 $ 155.68 $ 323,820



Map of employment of psychiatrists by area, May 2021


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 3,930 0.45 2.50 $ 101.04 $ 210,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,950 0.34 1.89 $ 146.79 $ 305,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,030 0.42 2.31 $ 109.44 $ 227,630
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 670 0.26 1.43 $ 110.64 $ 230,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 630 0.21 1.19 $ 107.56 $ 223,720
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 540 0.20 1.13 $ 124.91 $ 259,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 470 0.21 1.16 $ 173.43 $ 360,740
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 410 0.19 1.07 $ 141.26 $ 293,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 380 0.25 1.39 $ 152.30 $ 316,790
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 380 0.13 0.73 $ 107.50 $ 223,610


Map of location quotient of psychiatrists by area, May 2021


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)
Rochester, MN 140 1.23 6.80 $ 134.36 $ 279,460
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 30 0.69 3.81 (5) (5)
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 80 0.57 3.15 $ 71.91 $ 149,560
Tallahassee, FL 90 0.56 3.07 $ 85.87 $ 178,600
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 60 0.55 3.02 $ 129.00 $ 268,320
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 280 0.52 2.84 $ 134.17 $ 279,080
Pueblo, CO 30 0.51 2.79 $ 126.27 $ 262,650
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 260 0.48 2.68 $ 117.49 $ 244,380
Waterbury, CT 30 0.47 2.60 $ 154.87 $ 322,130
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,930 0.45 2.50 $ 101.04 $ 210,170


Map of annual mean wages of psychiatrists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Psychiatrists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 30 0.69 3.81 (5) (5)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 180 0.17 0.93 $ 173.48 $ 360,840
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 470 0.21 1.16 $ 173.43 $ 360,740
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 80 0.08 0.44 $ 160.19 $ 333,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 220 0.12 0.65 $ 156.46 $ 325,450
Kansas City, MO-KS 80 0.08 0.43 $ 155.30 $ 323,020
Waterbury, CT 30 0.47 2.60 $ 154.87 $ 322,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 380 0.25 1.39 $ 152.30 $ 316,790
Eugene, OR 30 0.22 1.22 $ 150.15 $ 312,310

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)
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.05 $ 62.60 $ 130,200
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.08 $ 97.57 $ 202,940
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.55 $ 120.37 $ 250,380
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.28 $ 131.13 $ 272,760
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.21 $ 135.07 $ 280,940

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)
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 2.05 $ 62.60 $ 130,200
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.55 $ 120.37 $ 250,380
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.28 $ 131.13 $ 272,760
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.21 $ 135.07 $ 280,940
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.15 (5) (5)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Psychiatrists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.15 (5) (5)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.21 $ 135.07 $ 280,940
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.28 $ 131.13 $ 272,760
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.55 $ 120.37 $ 250,380
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.08 $ 97.57 $ 202,940


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022