Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
23,140 3.2 % $83.73 $174,170 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.43 $59.13 $81.90 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $67,460 $122,980 $170,350 (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 6,030 0.26 $82.41 $171,410
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,860 1.64 $84.32 $175,390
Outpatient Care Centers 3,220 0.53 $93.56 $194,610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,120 0.06 $80.37 $167,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,520 0.03 $88.50 $184,070

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 3,860 1.64 $84.32 $175,390
Outpatient Care Centers 3,220 0.53 $93.56 $194,610
Offices of Physicians 6,030 0.26 $82.41 $171,410
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 990 0.14 $69.35 $144,250
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 530 0.09 $90.85 $188,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,230 0.05 $95.54 $198,730
Outpatient Care Centers 3,220 0.53 $93.56 $194,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $93.12 $193,700
Employment Services 50 (7) $92.76 $192,940
Individual and Family Services 570 0.05 $92.48 $192,360


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 4,070 0.29 1.61 $92.45 $192,290
New York 3,220 0.38 2.12 $79.90 $166,200
Texas 1,500 0.15 0.81 $76.13 $158,350
Pennsylvania 1,160 0.21 1.16 $73.48 $152,830
Ohio 1,010 0.20 1.12 $81.82 $170,180




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)
District of Columbia 310 0.48 2.67 $57.59 $119,790
New York 3,220 0.38 2.12 $79.90 $166,200
Vermont 110 0.37 2.04 $65.57 $136,390
Rhode Island 160 0.36 1.98 $87.82 $182,660
Connecticut 570 0.35 1.96 $89.87 $186,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 360 0.23 1.25 $110.11 $229,040
Minnesota 370 0.14 0.79 $104.02 $216,360
New Jersey 740 0.20 1.09 $102.19 $212,560
Kansas 150 0.12 0.64 $99.67 $207,320
Indiana 340 0.12 0.68 $99.67 $207,310





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,400 0.47 2.63 $78.46 $163,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.32 1.79 $96.66 $201,060
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 620 0.50 2.79 $76.80 $159,740
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 570 0.16 0.88 $51.86 $107,870
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 480 0.26 1.47 $63.77 $132,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 460 0.20 1.11 $63.65 $132,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 450 0.27 1.48 $90.60 $188,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 380 0.15 0.82 $59.09 $122,910
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 350 0.29 1.62 $92.18 $191,730
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.35 1.95 $93.02 $193,490




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)
Napa, CA 110 1.70 9.44 $117.02 $243,400
Santa Fe, NM 50 0.91 5.04 (8) (8)
Rochester, MN 70 0.70 3.88 $113.79 $236,690
State College, PA 50 0.68 3.75 $73.26 $152,380
Toledo, OH 170 0.58 3.20 $65.37 $135,970
Waterbury, CT 30 0.54 3.01 $117.05 $243,460
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 60 0.54 3.00 $52.05 $108,270
Springfield, IL 50 0.51 2.85 $86.95 $180,860
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 620 0.50 2.79 $76.80 $159,740
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 260 0.47 2.62 $90.10 $187,400




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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Waterbury, CT 30 0.54 3.01 $117.05 $243,460
Napa, CA 110 1.70 9.44 $117.02 $243,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 260 0.26 1.47 $115.82 $240,910
Rochester, MN 70 0.70 3.88 $113.79 $236,690
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 110 0.13 0.71 $112.23 $233,440
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.15 0.83 $110.73 $230,320
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 70 0.12 0.68 $110.41 $229,660
Lancaster, PA 30 0.15 0.81 $106.13 $220,750
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 100 0.44 2.46 $104.99 $218,370

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.94 $91.34 $189,980
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 2.27 $92.55 $192,500
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.87 $105.32 $219,050
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 1.77 $70.50 $146,650
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.27 $98.38 $204,630

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 2.27 $92.55 $192,500
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.94 $91.34 $189,980
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.87 $105.32 $219,050
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 1.77 $70.50 $146,650
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 1.58 $79.86 $166,110

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.80 $108.61 $225,900
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.87 $105.32 $219,050
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 1.53 $99.05 $206,020
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.27 $98.38 $204,630
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 2.27 $92.55 $192,500


About May 2011 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 mean 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 $187,199 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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