Psychiatric Examiner

What We Do

Psychiatric Examiners are not the same as practicing psychiatrists in that it is actually a field of psychology and acts similarly to that of a consultant. This position requires candidates to examine patients who are referred to be considered for civil management due to aggression, sexual deviancy, or other forensic issues.

Work Environment

Psychiatric Examiners may work in hospitals, private practices, or legal systems.

How to Become

A master's degree, and in some cases a Ph.D. are required for this position in fields such as forensic psychology.

Job Outlook

The job outlook for this position is higher than average over the next ten years.

Salary

The average national salary of jobs for Psychiatric Examiner was $ 67,000.00 with a high confidence ranking based on over 250 sources. Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide are 15% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide.


Training & Certification Requirements

Licensure is usually required in this field, but may vary between positions and states.

Education Requirements

Easily find and compare Bachelor's, Master's & PhD Psychology programs required for a Psychiatric Examiner.

Compare the Top Salary Sites

We've researched the salary levels for Psychiatric Examiner from the top 3 job websites including Indeed.com, Careerbuilder.com and SimplyHired.com. Below are the compared salaries for Psychiatric Examiner:
Below are the salaries for Psychiatric Examiner, as quoted by the top job websites:
Indeed careerbuilder simplyhired
$ 67,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 37,000.00
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Average Salaries Across the Country

The following lists ranks salaries in each state around the country.
Alabama - $ 67,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 13
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Alabama are 1% higher than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 67,000.00
Alaska - $ 50,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 48
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Alaska are 25% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 50,000.00
Arizona - $ 55,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 44
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Arizona are 17% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 55,000.00
Arkansas - $ 67,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 14
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Arkansas are the same as average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 67,000.00
California - $ 72,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 7
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in California are 7% higher than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 72,000.00
Colorado - $ 59,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 33
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Colorado are 11% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 59,000.00
Connecticut - $ 77,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 4
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Connecticut are 15% higher than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 77,000.00
DC - $ 83,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 1
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Washington, DC are 24% higher than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 83,000.00
Delaware - $ 59,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 34
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Delaware are 12% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 59,000.00
Florida - $ 62,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 27
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Florida are 7% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 62,000.00
Georgia - $ 76,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 5
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Georgia are 14% higher than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 76,000.00
Hawaii - $ 42,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 51
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Hawaii are 37% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 42,000.00
Idaho - $ 45,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 50
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Idaho are 33% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 45,000.00
Illinois - $ 76,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 6
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Illinois are 13% higher than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 76,000.00
Indiana - $ 64,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 21
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Indiana are 4% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 64,000.00
Iowa - $ 65,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 17
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Iowa are 2% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 65,000.00
Kansas - $ 61,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 28
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Kansas are 9% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 61,000.00
Kentucky - $ 57,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 42
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 15% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 57,000.00
Louisiana - $ 58,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 40
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Louisiana are 13% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 58,000.00
Maine - $ 59,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 35
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Maine are 12% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 59,000.00
Maryland - $ 69,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 9
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Maryland are 3% higher than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 69,000.00
Massachusetts - $ 80,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 3
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Massachusetts are 20% higher than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 80,000.00
Michigan - $ 68,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 11
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Michigan are 1% higher than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 68,000.00
Minnesota - $ 58,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 41
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Minnesota are 13% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 58,000.00
Mississippi - $ 69,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 10
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Mississippi are 4% higher than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 69,000.00
Missouri - $ 65,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 18
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Missouri are 2% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 65,000.00
Montana - $ 59,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 36
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Montana are 11% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 59,000.00
Nebraska - $ 49,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 49
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Nebraska are 27% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 49,000.00
Nevada - $ 52,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 45
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Nevada are 22% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 52,000.00
New Hampshire - $ 66,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 16
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in New Hampshire are 1% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 66,000.00
New Jersey - $ 72,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 8
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in New Jersey are 8% higher than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 72,000.00
New Mexico - $ 59,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 38
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in New Mexico are 12% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 59,000.00
New York - $ 81,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 2
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in New York are 21% higher than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 81,000.00
North Carolina - $ 64,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 22
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in North Carolina are 5% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 64,000.00
North Dakota - $ 59,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 37
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in North Dakota are 11% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 59,000.00
Ohio - $ 64,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 23
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Ohio are 4% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 64,000.00
Oklahoma - $ 61,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 29
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Oklahoma are 8% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 61,000.00
Oregon - $ 64,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 24
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Oregon are 5% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 64,000.00
Pennsylvania - $ 64,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 25
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Pennsylvania are 4% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 64,000.00
Rhode Island - $ 61,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 30
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Rhode Island are 8% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 61,000.00
South Carolina - $ 65,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 19
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in South Carolina are 3% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 65,000.00
South Dakota - $ 51,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 47
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in South Dakota are 24% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 51,000.00
Tennessee - $ 61,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 31
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Tennessee are 8% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 61,000.00
Texas - $ 65,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 20
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Texas are 3% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 65,000.00
Utah - $ 52,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 46
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Utah are 22% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 52,000.00
Vermont - $ 59,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 39
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Vermont are 11% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 59,000.00
Virginia - $ 67,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 15
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Virginia are the same as average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 67,000.00
Washington - $ 68,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 12
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Washington are 1% higher than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 68,000.00
West Virginia - $ 63,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 26
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in West Virginia are 6% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 63,000.00
Wisconsin - $ 60,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 32
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Wisconsin are 11% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 60,000.00
Wyoming - $ 56,000.00 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 43
Average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings in Wyoming are 17% lower than average Psychiatric Examiner salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Psychiatric Examiner $ 56,000.00

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