Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
24,210 3.7 % $85.35 $177,520 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $34.10 $57.93 $83.33 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $70,920 $120,480 $173,330 (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 6,840 0.29 $85.06 $176,930
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,680 1.58 $85.42 $177,670
Outpatient Care Centers 3,330 0.52 $95.33 $198,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,940 0.06 $79.24 $164,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,680 0.06 $69.44 $144,440

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 3,680 1.58 $85.42 $177,670
Outpatient Care Centers 3,330 0.52 $95.33 $198,290
Offices of Physicians 6,840 0.29 $85.06 $176,930
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 990 0.14 $74.49 $154,940
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 570 0.10 $91.81 $190,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Residential Care Facilities 120 0.08 $102.16 $212,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $98.97 $205,870
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services (8) (8) $96.61 $200,960
Individual and Family Services 660 0.05 $95.42 $198,470
Outpatient Care Centers 3,330 0.52 $95.33 $198,290


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 4,540 0.32 1.71 $86.19 $179,270
New York 3,410 0.40 2.15 $79.55 $165,460
Texas 1,290 0.12 0.66 $85.83 $178,530
Ohio 1,250 0.25 1.33 $75.88 $157,830
Pennsylvania 1,200 0.21 1.15 $89.18 $185,500




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)
Connecticut 780 0.48 2.60 $84.23 $175,210
District of Columbia 300 0.46 2.45 $58.21 $121,070
New York 3,410 0.40 2.15 $79.55 $165,460
Vermont 90 0.32 1.71 $68.06 $141,560
Hawaii 190 0.32 1.71 $58.29 $121,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 140 0.24 1.29 $111.73 $232,390
Oregon 410 0.25 1.37 $109.90 $228,580
Idaho (8) (8) (8) $105.45 $219,340
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) $103.69 $215,680
North Dakota 90 0.23 1.26 $101.24 $210,580





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 2,720 0.53 2.84 $78.31 $162,880
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 480 0.13 0.71 $72.69 $151,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 450 0.19 1.04 $67.60 $140,600
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.25 1.32 $88.40 $183,870
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 410 0.32 1.74 $50.84 $105,750
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 400 0.22 1.18 $93.47 $194,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 370 0.14 0.75 $65.12 $135,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 340 0.20 1.05 $87.59 $182,180
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 320 0.32 1.74 $81.73 $170,000
Baltimore-Towson, MD 320 0.25 1.36 $82.08 $170,730




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)
Santa Fe, NM 50 0.82 4.39 (8) (8)
Toledo, OH 190 0.64 3.42 $66.39 $138,080
Utica-Rome, NY 80 0.63 3.38 $72.29 $150,370
Waterbury, CT 40 0.58 3.12 $116.34 $242,000
Binghamton, NY 60 0.56 3.02 $74.29 $154,510
Springfield, IL 60 0.55 2.95 $83.39 $173,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,720 0.53 2.84 $78.31 $162,880
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.50 2.70 $119.83 $249,250
Tucson, AZ 130 0.38 2.03 $108.40 $225,480
Worcester, MA-CT 90 0.37 2.00 $74.05 $154,020




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)
Sherman-Denison, TX (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 260 0.22 1.21 (5) (5)
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $119.96 $249,520
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.50 2.70 $119.83 $249,250
Fargo, ND-MN (8) (8) (8) $117.64 $244,700
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $117.17 $243,720
Waterbury, CT 40 0.58 3.12 $116.34 $242,000
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.12 0.63 $115.48 $240,210
Dayton, OH 30 0.09 0.48 $114.66 $238,500
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 60 0.10 0.56 $112.80 $234,620

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 90 0.47 2.52 $115.99 $241,250
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 2.45 $103.68 $215,650
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 1.80 $100.12 $208,250
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 2.07 $89.93 $187,060
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 2.14 $90.82 $188,900

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 2.52 $115.99 $241,250
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 2.45 $103.68 $215,650
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 2.14 $90.82 $188,900
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.38 2.07 $89.93 $187,060
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 1.87 $101.84 $211,830

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 2.52 $115.99 $241,250
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 2.45 $103.68 $215,650
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 1.87 $101.84 $211,830
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 1.80 $100.12 $208,250
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.43 $98.13 $204,100


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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