How much does a Forensic Psychiatrist make in the United States? The average Forensic Psychiatrist salary in the United States is $204,131 as of September 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $182,916 and $228,345. 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. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $182,916 10% $163,600 90% $250,391 75% $228,345 $204,131 50%(Median)
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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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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Forensic Psychiatrist in the United States. The base salary for Forensic Psychiatrist ranges from $182,916 to $228,345 with the average base salary of $204,131. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $187,531 to $235,348 with the average total cash compensation of $207,502.

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