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Office of Mental Health

Psychiatrist Careers

Positions Offered

OMH is recruiting Psychiatrists for inpatient, outpatient and forensic positions located throughout New York State. Full-time, part-time and hourly positions are available. Facility job postings provide specific information regarding duties, qualifications, salaries, and the application process.

Hear why our doctors love working for OMH, and why we want you to join our team:

Psychiatrist Loan Repayment Program

OMH administers its own Psychiatrist Loan Repayment Program offering up to $150,000 over 5 years for newly recruited Psychiatrists.


Salaries are determined by a matrix which compensates for location, population served, and Board Certification in Child and Adolescent (C&A) or Forensic Psychiatry.

Supplemental income of up to an additional 50% of annual salary can also be earned by volunteering to cover evening, night, weekend or holiday hours above and beyond the 40 hour work week.

Staff Psychiatrists

  • Psychiatrist 1 (Board Eligible) $184,000 to $247,000
  • Psychiatrist 2 (Board Certified) $195,000 to $257,000
  • Psychiatrist 2 (C&A Board Certified) $216,000 to $258,000
  • Psychiatrist 2 (Forensic Board Certified) $216,000 to $268,000
  • Telepsychiatry positions may also be available

Supervising Psychiatrists (Chiefs of Psychiatry)

  • Psychiatrist 3 (Supervisor – Board Certified) $217,000 to $283,000
  • Psychiatrist 3 (C&A Board Certified) $239,000 to $283,000
  • Psychiatrist 3 (Forensic Board Certified) $250,000 to $261,000

Benefits and Opportunities

In addition to the benefits all OMH employees receive, Psychiatrists also have the following opportunities:

  • OMH sponsored Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program
  • Professional leave for additional learning activities
  • Academic affiliations with a number of prestigious institutions
  • First time Certification and Licensure Exam Fee Reimbursement
  • Public Officers Law §17 defense and indemnification protection
    • broader in scope than typical medical malpractice coverage

How to Apply

To apply for or inquire about a position, you may forward your CV to Psychiatrist Careers with the Office of Mental Health. Please include "OMH Psychiatrist” in the subject line.

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