Correctional Psychiatry: Salary and Benefits Are Generous
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 14, Number 5, May 2016
Topics: Practice Tools and Tips
Daniel Carlat, MD
Editor-in-Chief, Publisher, The Carlat Report.
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no relevant relationships or financial interests in any commercial company pertaining to this educational activity.
The average annual wage for U.S. psychiatrists in 2015 is about $194,000 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). According to a 2011 salary survey, the average salary of a prison psychiatrist in the U.S. is $204,909. And these averages are probably on the low side.