Psychiatry jobs in Philadelphia typically list as a requirement Psychiatry board certification (or eligibility) and an active Pennsylvania license to practice medicine. Completing a Psychiatry residency or fellowship in Pennsylvania is often helpful because it suggests the physician is familiar with PA Medicaid policies.
Psychiatry salaries for the east region of the U.S., including Philadelphia, PA, are around $188,682. On the other hand the U.S. average Psychiatry salary is $208,462, meaning Psychiatry jobs in Philadelphia pay around 90.5% of the national norm.
Given the specific insurance and liability laws of Pennsylvania, effort should be made to explore topics like insurance premiums.
More generally, the effect of the federal PPAC Act on reimbursement rates for Psychiatry practices is not yet obvious.