As of June 2014, the median annual salary expected for a child psychiatrist is $195,568, as reported by Salary.com. The 10 percent of child psychiatrists on the lowest end of the scale make $148,201 or less. Those in the top 10 percent of earnings make $245,849 or more.
According to Salary.com, a variety of factors combine to influence the specific amount of a child psychiatrist's annual earnings. Some of these factors include geographic location, level of education and the number of years of experience. Other factors include the specific type of work done and the size and prestige of the location where the child psychiatrist works.