Psychiatrists’ salaries, criminal psychologist requirements
Psychiatrists earn $89,868 per year, with a median of $70,000.
That puts them at the top of the salary scale for psychologists.
However, the FBI recommends the salary be set at $40,000 for criminal psychologists.
The FBI report also noted that psychologists in private practice need to be paid at least $40 per hour.
The FBI also recommends that they be paid $40 for each patient, with no overtime.
The report also said that psychiatrists who perform clinical research, consult for clients and write reports for the Department of Defense are entitled to overtime.