Psychiatrist - Salary and Career
Clinical doctors

Psychiatrist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They carry out medical consultations and care, treat patients and clients, implement disease prevention and health promotion actions, both individual and collective, coordinate health programs and services, carry out expertise, audits and medical investigations, prepare documents and disseminate knowledge in the medical field.

How much does an Psychiatrist earn

A Psychiatrist earns between $3.023 and $17.250 per month, with an average monthly salary of $7.624 and a median salary of $7.079 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 999 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Psychiatrist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 7.624 91.492 1.906 75
1º Quartile 3.023 36.280 756 30
Median Salary 7.079 84.948 1.770 70
3º Quartile 13.156 157.871 3.289 130
Higher Salary 17.250 207.005 4.313 170


Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • medical professionals
        • clinical doctors

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Main workplaces

Clinical doctors the positions of this CBO family exercise their functions in sectors whose activities refer to health and social services, teaching, research and development. In general, they work on their own, as self-employed, without permanent supervision. They are organized individually and in a work team, developing activities in closed environments, during irregular working hours. Exception made is professionals who work in the Family Health Strategy Program, where they perform their duties as employees, with occasional supervision and fulfill the weekly workload provided for in a specific Ordinance. They may work in uncomfortable positions for long periods and, due to the nature and level of responsibility inherent in the role, may be subject to constant stress. In some occupations, professionals may be subject to the action of toxic, chemical, radioactive and biological materials.


What does it take to work in the field of Clinical doctors

These occupations are performed by professionals with higher education in Medicine, accredited by the Regional Council of Medicine (CRM). The full exercise of functions takes place after a period of one to two years of professional experience and three to four years for the anthroposophic doctor. For the exercise of the function in the Family Health Strategy Program, no previous experience is necessary.


Functions and activities of Psychiatrist

Clinical doctors must:

  • treat patients and clients;
  • diffusion medical knowledge;
  • implementing health promotion actions;
  • coordinating health programs and services;
  • perform medical consultation and care;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • perform expertise, audits and medical inquiries;
  • elaborate medical documents;
  • perform medical expertise, audits and inquiries;
  • perform medical expertise, audits and investigations;
  • perform medical consultation and service;
  • diffusion of medical knowledge;
  • treating patients and clients;
  • spreading medical knowledge;
  • perform medical consultation and assistance;
  • perform consultation and medical assistance;
  • perform investigations, audits and medical inquiries;
  • difusing medical knowledge;
  • implement health promotion actions;
  • coordinate health programs and services;
  • promote family health;
  • promoting family health;

  • Activities

    • request additional exams;
    • setting up a service schedule;
    • demonstrate impartiality of judgment;
    • developing procedures;
    • performing gene therapy;
    • guard organs and tissues;
    • develop equipment;
    • demonstrate receptiveness;
    • issuing certificates;
    • performing gene therapy;
    • dispatch work;
    • participate in team evaluations;
    • identify groups, families and individuals exposed to risks;
    • manage financial resources;
    • promote comprehensive care;
    • perform complementary exams;
    • perform autopsies;
    • evaluate medical acts;
    • elaborate reports;
    • to be responsible for all services provided to the enrolled population;
    • issue certificates;
    • monitor cognitive/emotional development of the student/educator;
    • supervise instrumental workup;
    • writing scientific papers;
    • manage urgent and emergency situations;
    • follow the user's therapeutic plan;
    • promote vector and zoonosis control actions;
    • deliver preventive treatments;
    • demonstrate ability to preserve medical confidentiality;
    • practicing clinical interventions;
    • track prevalent diseases;
    • collect testimonials;
    • assisting the regulation of medical activities;
    • demonstrate ability to make decisions;
    • establishing prognosis;
    • issue declarations;
    • perform urgent and emergency care;
    • prescribe hygienic-dietary measures;
    • define territory of action;
    • teaching classes;
    • demonstrate quickness of perception;
    • monitor the health status of hospitalized patients;
    • demonstrate altruism;
    • identify users' needs;
    • promote educational activities;
    • establishing medical-hospital committees;
    • guarding organs and tissues;
    • perform physical examination;
    • inspect equipment and facilities;
    • answer expert questions;
    • indicating non-drug therapies;
    • developing research in medicine;
    • demonstrate ability to provide humanized care;
    • stimulating the patient to develop autonomy and self-care;
    • evaluate expert knowledge;
    • indicate treatment;
    • perform instrumental workup;
    • implement biosecurity measures;
    • supervise medical training;
    • carry out actions to prevent injuries and cures;
    • notify diseases, injuries and situations of local importance;
    • perform treatment with chemical agents;
    • setting up service schedule;
    • interpret clinical examination data and complementary exams;
    • implementing worker safety and protection measures;
    • provide testimonials;
    • rehabilitate patients and clients (biopsychosocial conditions);
    • perform treatment with physical agents;
    • demonstrate ability to adapt language;
    • elaborate standard operating procedures;
    • prescribing drugs, medicines, herbal and anthroposophic;
    • perform in-office assistance;
    • participate in the management of inputs;
    • perform home visits;
    • provide consultancy and advice;
    • issue opinions;
    • elaborate informative and normative material;
    • practicing psychotherapy;
    • promote health campaigns;
    • cultivating organs and tissues;
    • demonstrate ability to deal with adverse situations;
    • supervise health team;
    • perform hospital visits;
    • participate in association boards, professional associations and health councils;
    • practicing interventional procedures;
    • prescribe immunization;
    • elaborate image documents;
    • demonstrate selective attention capacity;
    • fill in compulsory notification forms;
    • interpret data from clinical examination and complementary exams;
    • organizing scientific meetings;
    • set up service schedule;
    • demonstrate ability to listen;
    • organizing health promotion groups;
    • distribute tasks;
    • demonstrate tolerance;
    • indicating the need for hospitalization;
    • disclose information in the media;
    • performing treatment with biological agents;
    • issue reports;
    • implement environmental health measures;
    • select work team;
    • diagnose the health status of patients and clients;
    • discuss diagnosis, prognosis and treatment with patients, clients, guardians and family members;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • raise diagnostic hypotheses;
    • identify partners and resources available in the community;
    • establishing a health action plan;
    • participate in meetings, congresses and other scientific events;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • establish health action plan;
    • elaborate reports;
    • organize scientific meetings;
    • assist childbirth;
    • supervise instrumental propaedeutics;
    • updating registration information;
    • serving users in ubss, in homes or community spaces;
    • monitor the user's therapeutic plan;
    • perform gene therapy;
    • to raise diagnostic hypotheses;
    • develop procedures;
    • implement worker safety and protection measures;
    • elaborate image documents;
    • demonstrate ability to interpret verbal and non-verbal language;
    • formulate expert questions;
    • promoting educational activities;
    • remove organs and tissues;
    • participate in continuing education activities;
    • setting up a scale of services;
    • evaluate biographical moment;
    • supervise medical acts;
    • prepare teaching material;
    • prescribe treatment;
    • specify inputs;
    • encouraging community participation;
    • planning treatment of clients and patients;
    • redefine the disease for the patient by individualizing its meaning;
    • inspect work environments;
    • monitor health status of hospitalized patients;
    • elaborate protocols for medical procedures;
    • request interconsultations;
    • establish prognosis;
    • implanting orthoses and prostheses;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • promoting health campaigns;
    • forward users to other professionals;
    • assist in the regulation of medical activities;
    • dispatch time;
    • archive documents;
    • examine medical documents;
    • participate in planning activities;
    • prepare research projects;
    • perform community health diagnosis;
    • coordinating the care of users;
    • describe medical actions;
    • perform an active search for local situations;
    • elaborate medical records;
    • demonstrate medical actions;
    • organizing continuing education courses;
    • registering activities in information systems;
    • perform anamnesis;
    • select patients in specific situations;
    • assist the regulation of medical activities;
    • define actions according to local priorities;
    • mapping area of operation;
    • perform organ and tissue transplants;
    • implementing environmental health measures;
    • perform treatment with biological agents;
    • assisting childbirth;
    • issue prescriptions;


    Sectors that hire Psychiatrist the most in the job market

    • hospital care activities
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • outpatient care activities
    • general public administration
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • other human health care activities
    • psychosocial assistance to people with psychic disorders, mental disability and chemical dependency
    • health management support activities
    • welfare services without accommodation




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