Psychologist Vs Psychiatrist Salary

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An insight into the psychologist vs psychiatrist salary will probably help you make at least one part of the decision regarding whether you would like to opt for a psychology education or an education in psychiatry.

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HumanSpirit

Fort White, FL

#1 Feb 19, 2011
The figures for psychologist and Psychiatrists are wrong based on many other factors.

70 percent of disability is mental health same for the VA. That in itself represent a large income. Then you have the intrusion into the school and judicial systems that add to the income. The estimate is between 200000 - 500000 for a psychologist and 500000 to 2 million for a psychiatrist.

Psychiatrists Top List in Drug Maker Gifts

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WASHINGTON, June 26 — As states begin to require that drug companies disclose their payments to doctors for lectures and other services, a pattern has emerged: psychiatrists earn more money from drug makers than doctors in any other specialty.
How this money may be influencing psychiatrists and other doctors has become one of the most contentious issues in health care. For instance, the more psychiatrists have earned from drug makers, the more they have prescribed a new class of powerful medicines known as atypical antipsychotics to children, for whom the drugs are especially risky and mostly unapproved.
Vermont officials disclosed Tuesday that drug company payments to psychiatrists in the state more than doubled last year, to an average of $45,692 each from $20,835 in 2005. Antipsychotic medicines are among the largest expenses for the state’s Medicaid program.
Over all last year, drug makers spent $2.25 million on marketing payments, fees and travel expenses to Vermont doctors, hospitals and universities, a 2.3 percent increase over the prior year, the state said.
The number most likely represents a small fraction of drug makers’ total marketing expenditures to doctors since it does not include the costs of free drug samples or the salaries of sales representatives and their staff members. According to their income statements, drug makers generally spend twice as much to market drugs as they do to research them.
“For the fourth year in a row, our analysis shows that there is a great deal of money being spent in our small state on marketing pharmaceutical products,” said William H. Sorrell, the Vermont attorney general.

“Randy”

Since: Jun 09

The South

#3 Feb 20, 2011
The APA publishes the results of their yearly member survey, if you had any interest in knowing instead of making up wild-ass numbers out of thin air. The big money is in Industrial and Organizational psychology, of course, and has nothing at all to do with mental illness.

http://www.apa.org/workforce/publications/09-...
HumanSpirit

Fort White, FL

#4 Feb 20, 2011
ring-2 wrote:
The APA publishes the results of their yearly member survey, if you had any interest in knowing instead of making up wild-ass numbers out of thin air. The big money is in Industrial and Organizational psychology, of course, and has nothing at all to do with mental illness.
http://www.apa.org/workforce/publications/09-...
Who in their right mind would trust the APA?
DINESH R MAKWANA

London, UK

#5 Jun 23, 2011
The salary estimates are too high. Some of the very best in the profession, hpwever, do command salaries exceeding one million dollars per annum. Whilst I respond to this "salary" debate, may I recommend Oxford University press' published "Psychiatry's Contract with Society Concepts,Controversies, and Consequences" (Edited by Dinesh Bhugra, Amit Malik, and George Ikkos). This book presents a timely appraisal of the status of psychiatry and its relationship with society in the second decade of this century (EG INTERNET). It brings together an international team of specialists who review critical issues such as training, professionalism, regulation, ethics, and economics. Together, it constitutes a far-reaching document that considers the status of psychiatry now, and how it should develop in the coming years. A publication of great significance, this book will be of interest to all practising psychiatrists, as well as policy makers, and those involved in patient groups.

Best Regards,

DINESH R MAKWANA (DREAMWWORDS AND INORBITS)
DINESH R MAKWANA

London, UK

#6 Jun 23, 2011
The salary estimates are too high. Some of the very best in the profession, however, do command salaries exceeding one million dollars per annum. Whilst I respond to this "salary" debate, may I recommend Oxford University press' published "Psychiatry's Contract with Society Concepts,Controversies, and Consequences" (Edited by Dinesh Bhugra, Amit Malik, and George Ikkos). This book presents a timely appraisal of the status of psychiatry and its relationship with society in the second decade of this century (EG INTERNET). It brings together an international team of specialists who review critical issues such as training, professionalism, regulation, ethics, and economics. Together, it constitutes a far-reaching document that considers the status of psychiatry now, and how it should develop in the coming years. A publication of great significance, this book will be of interest to all practising psychiatrists, as well as policy makers, and those involved in patient groups.

Best Regards,

DINESH R MAKWANA (DREAMWWORDS AND INORBITS)
DINESH R MAKWANA

London, UK

#7 Jun 23, 2011
The salary estimates at $2 million in some articles are too high. Some of the very best in the profession, however, do command salaries exceeding one million dollars per annum. Whilst I respond to this "salary" debate, may I recommend Oxford University press' published "Psychiatry's Contract with Society Concepts,Controversies, and Consequences" (Edited by Dinesh Bhugra, Amit Malik, and George Ikkos). This book presents a timely appraisal of the status of psychiatry and its relationship with society in the second decade of this century (EG INTERNET). It brings together an international team of specialists who review critical issues such as training, professionalism, regulation, ethics, and economics. Together, it constitutes a far-reaching document that considers the status of psychiatry now, and how it should develop in the coming years. A publication of great significance, this book will be of interest to all practising psychiatrists, as well as policy makers, and those involved in patient groups.

Best Regards,

DINESH R MAKWANA (DREAMWORDS AND INORBITS)
HumanSpirit

Alachua, FL

#8 Jun 24, 2011
The salary is much too high in the mental health industry considering the industry has No medical model. No evidence based medicine. No test for chemical imbalance and combined with the fact that the APA lied about chemical imbalance to drug the nation (world) people and they admitted to the fraud and considerig the mental health industry has no imagine test to identify a good brain from a defective brain and the industry is based on hearsay, voodoo, Tarot cards and crystal ball gazing and is corrupt. The salary shouldn't exceed that of the lowest amount given to a discharged prisoner for welfare by the lowest paying USA state.
pgh

Greensburg, PA

#9 Jan 2, 2012
The salary estimates in the article are about right for psychologists (50-95k), but seem rather low for psychiatrists (50-100k, up to 200k). I don't believe many psychiartists earn 50k per year; that's really low, even for the public sector. Insurance companies reimburse psychiatrists as a higher rate.

psychiatrist definition-a physician who is overpaid to practice psychology without a license

Since: Nov 11

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#10 Jan 2, 2012
Psycologist is the person who studies the patient behaviour as well as the neural disorder of the patient where as a psychiatrist is a person who observes the patient condition. The salary depends on the field and organization, where they works.
hmmm

Ballston Spa, NY

#11 Feb 28, 2012
Psychologist medium salary is $82,375, with a high of $101,266 and a low of $63,673. To be a certified Psychologist you need a master's or doctorate degree. A Psychologists studies the human mind and human behavior. Psychiatrist are physicians who are trained to diagnosis and treat, and or prevent a mental illness. They can subscribe pill whereas Psychologists cannot. Due to their higher education (medical school), they have a higher salary. Psychologist have a medium of $193,126, and a low of $153,439 and a high of $228,446.

Since: May 12

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#12 Jun 11, 2012
I always thought psychiatrists were paid more because of their medical degree.
HumanSpirit

Waldo, FL

#13 Jun 11, 2012
No definition for mental illness. Psychiatry drugs and psychology gains by the relationship.

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