Psychiatry jobs in Houston usually have as a stipulation Psychiatry board certification (or eligibility) and an up-to-date Texas medical license. Doing a Psychiatry residency or fellowship in Texas is often helpful because it implies the physician is aware of TX licensure requirements.
Psychiatry salaries for the south region of the U.S., including Houston, TX, run around $193,494. By comparison the country's average Psychiatry salary is $208,462, meaning Psychiatry jobs in Houston pay around 92.8% of the national mean.
Because of unique insurance and liability laws of Texas, attention should be paid to topics like state tort reform proposals.
Equally important, the effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on reimbursement rates for Psychiatry practices is unknown.