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Compensation & Benefits

Psychiatrist Compensation

·   Competitive base salary ($216,000-$268,000)
·  Additional compensation for:
    • Board certification
    • Bilingual skills
    • Voluntary on-call shifts
    • Taking on extra caseload assignments
    • $1,500 annual stipend for continuing medical education
·        Psychiatrists who do on-call shifts earned an average of $330,000 in the last fiscal year (compared to an average of $252,000 for those who did not do on-call shifts)

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Compensation





·       Competitive base salary: The average psychiatric nurse practitioner earns between $125,000-$153,000 before additional compensation
·      Additional compensation for:
    • Overtime
    • Education (bachelor’s degree or above)
    • ANCC certification

J-1 and H-1B Visas

Oregon State Hospital sponsors J-1 and H-1B Visas. All sponsoring agency fees are paid by the Oregon State Hospital. Please contact Michael Lewis, physician recruiter, for more information.

Health Care Insurance Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage for you and your family, with several coverage plan     choices if you live in or near Portland, Salem or Eugene 
  • The state of Oregon typically contributes 99 percent of the premium for coverage of you and your dependents

Optional Insurance Benefits

Group-based premiums for:

  • Accidental death and dismemberment
  • Long-term care – you and eligible family members
  • Long-term and short-term disability
  • Term life – you, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care and dependent care expenses

Commuter Accounts

  • Employee-funded contribution account for tax savings on work-related commuting expenses

For more information, visit the Public Employee Benefit Board

Paid Leave and Other Benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of eight hours per month with no maximum accumulation
  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of ten hours per month (eight hours per month for nurse practitioners) with accrual rate increases at five-year increments
  • 24 hours of personal leave earned each fiscal year (July – June)
  • Ten paid holidays a year
  • Educational leave: 80 hours per biennium for physicians, 100 hours per biennium for psychiatric nurse practitioners
  • Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources
  • Liability coverage
  • Relocation reimbursement
  • Reimbursement for interview
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site gym membership

Retirement Benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plans (OPSRP)
  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options

For more information, visit the Public Employees Retirement System.