How much does a Forensic Psychiatrist make in the United States? The average Forensic Psychiatrist salary in the United States is $211,182 as of November 23, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $189,243 and $236,227. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Forensic, Academic Forensic Psychiatry

University of Missouri Healthcare - Columbia, MO

Psychiatrist (Western State Hospital)

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services - Lakewood, WA

What is a Forensic Psychiatrist ?

Forensic psychiatry is a sub-speciality of psychiatry and is related to criminology. It encompasses the interface between law and psychiatry. A forensic psychiatrist provides services - such as determination of competency to stand trial - to a court of law to facilitate the adjudicative process and provide treatment like medications and psychotherapy to criminals....

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Agency Mental Health, Office of Title Nurse 1 /Nurse 2, Psychiatric, Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, NP22267 Occupational Category Health Care, Human/Social Services Salary Grade 16 Bargaining ... - 15 days ago
Minnesota Department of Human Services - Saint Peter , MN
Forensic Psychiatry * Classified Status : Unclassified * Bargaining Unit/Union : 221 - Excluded All Others/Unrep * FLSA Status : Exempt - Professional * Telework Eligible : No * Designated in Connect ... - 5 days ago
Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center- Office of Mental Health - New Hampton , NY
Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center provides forensic mental health services to the people of New York State in a maximum security, inpatient psychiatric hospital, owned and operated by the New ...
ZipRecruiter - 9 days ago
Opelousas General Health System - Opelousas , LA
Other duties will be tailored to the interest of the applicant and include opportunities in adult and child outpatient, ECT, TMS, community outreach, and forensic psychiatry. Position Summary
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 8 days ago
Sanford Federal Inc - Yonkers , NY
Manhattan and Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Centers Job summary: FAR Group has a requirement for part time back-up Anesthesiology services to Manhattan and Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Centers' patients ... - 15 days ago
Optimum RTS, LLC - Palm Beach Gardens , FL
Knowledge of forensic psychiatry and advanced clinical concepts and principles - preferred * Verbal and written proficiency in English (required) and Spanish (preferred) Attributes and Professional ...
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago

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