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How Much Does a Child Psychiatrist Earn In The United States?

Child Psychiatrist Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$226,000
$130,000
$226,000
$394,000
The average child psychiatrist makes about $226,772 per year. That's $109.03 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $130,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $394,000. Many of child psychiatrists seem to be drawn to health care and non profits companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case child psychiatrists tend to work at health care, government, and non profits companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Maine, Massachusetts and Illinois pay child psychiatrists the highest salaries.
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Where Child Psychiatrists Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where child psychiatrists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Child Psychiatrists Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Maine, Massachusetts and Illinois, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for child psychiatrists. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kansas.
Location
1. Normal, IL
$233,507
Avg. Salary
$109k
$332k
2. Hartford, CT
$219,200
Avg. Salary
$109k
$332k
3. Syracuse, NY
$217,927
Avg. Salary
$109k
$332k
4. Milwaukee, WI
$217,777
Avg. Salary
$109k
$332k
5. Saint Charles, MO
$217,596
Avg. Salary
$109k
$332k
6. Spokane, WA
$215,606
Avg. Salary
$109k
$332k

High Paying Child Psychiatrist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Child Psychiatrists The Most?

To earn a high income as a child psychiatrist, working for Kennedy Krieger Institute or Tenet Healthcare might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Counseling Service of Addison County and Lifespan report highly competitive wages for child psychiatrists.
Company
Avg. Salary
$80k
$332k
$215,698
Avg. Salary
$80k
$332k
Avg. Salary
$80k
$332k
Avg. Salary
$80k
$332k
Avg. Salary
$80k
$332k

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Child Psychiatrist Salary History

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    Recently Added Child Psychiatrist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Psychiatrist 1/Psychiatrist 2, Children and Youth, Sagamore Psychiatric Center, Pp21047
    Psychiatrist 1/Psychiatrist 2, Children and Youth, Sagamore Psychiatric Center, Pp21047
    Melville, NY
    Melville, NY
    03/29/2021
    03/29/2021
    $184,651
    $184,651
    03/29/2021
    Open Rank-Child Psychiatrist: Neuropsychiatric Special Care (NSC) Program
    Open Rank-Child Psychiatrist: Neuropsychiatric Special Care (NSC) Program
    Aurora, CO
    Aurora, CO
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $250,000
    $250,000
    01/28/2021
    Psychiatrist 1 and Psychiatrist 2, Children and Youth, New York City Children's Centers-Bronx Camp
    Psychiatrist 1 and Psychiatrist 2, Children and Youth, New York City Children's Centers-Bronx Camp
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    01/09/2021
    01/09/2021
    $184,651
    $184,651
    01/09/2021
    New York State Civil Service
    New York State Civil Service
    Psychiatrist 1 and Psychiatrist 2, Children and Youth, New York City Children's Centers-Bronx Camp
    Psychiatrist 1 and Psychiatrist 2, Children and Youth, New York City Children's Centers-Bronx Camp
    Psychiatrist 1 and Psychiatrist 2, Children and Youth, New York City Children's Centers-Bronx Camp
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    01/07/2021
    01/07/2021
    $184,651
    $184,651
    01/07/2021
    Medsource Consultants
    Medsource Consultants
    Telehealth for AN Adult or Child Psychiatrist
    Telehealth for AN Adult or Child Psychiatrist
    Telehealth for AN Adult or Child Psychiatrist
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    11/23/2020
    11/23/2020
    $250,000
    $250,000
    11/23/2020
    Child Psychiatrist-Central Regional Hospital
    Child Psychiatrist-Central Regional Hospital
    Oxford, NC
    Oxford, NC
    11/20/2020
    11/20/2020
    $195,000
    $195,000
    11/20/2020
    New York State Civil Service
    New York State Civil Service
    Psychiatrist 2, New York City Children's Center-Bronx Campus, P20423
    Psychiatrist 2, New York City Children's Center-Bronx Campus, P20423
    Psychiatrist 2, New York City Children's Center-Bronx Campus, P20423
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    10/06/2020
    10/06/2020
    $195,236
    $195,236
    10/06/2020
    Psychiatrist 1/Psychiatrist 2 (Children and Youth), Hutchings Psychiatric Center Children and Yout
    Psychiatrist 1/Psychiatrist 2 (Children and Youth), Hutchings Psychiatric Center Children and Yout
    Syracuse, NY
    Syracuse, NY
    09/23/2020
    09/23/2020
    $205,875
    $205,875
    09/23/2020
    New York State Civil Service
    New York State Civil Service
    Psychiatrist 1/Psychiatrist 2 (Children and Youth), Hutchings Psychiatric Center Children and Yout
    Psychiatrist 1/Psychiatrist 2 (Children and Youth), Hutchings Psychiatric Center Children and Yout
    Psychiatrist 1/Psychiatrist 2 (Children and Youth), Hutchings Psychiatric Center Children and Yout
    Syracuse, NY
    Syracuse, NY
    09/22/2020
    09/22/2020
    $205,875
    $205,875
    09/22/2020
    Child Psychiatrist-Central Regional Hospital
    Child Psychiatrist-Central Regional Hospital
    Oxford, NC
    Oxford, NC
    09/18/2020
    09/18/2020
    $195,000
    $195,000
    09/18/2020