I'm in my PGY-4 year of psychiatry residency, and have no interest in doing a fellowship, so it's time to start the job search. I understand that psychiatrists in high demand, so I should have no trouble finding a decent job. However, the advice I've read states that a job applicant shouldn't even discuss compensation until the 2nd interview. This would mean one would have to filter the jobs to which one applies on the basis of geographical location, practice setting, type of organization, employment vs. contract, straight salary or hourly wage vs. RVU-based, etc. The problem is, probably the two most important factors to me are income and geographical location. I'd like to find a job that pays as well as I can possibly find, in an area where I'd want to live--other factors be damned. I care less about whether I'm doing inpatient vs. outpatient, or the size of the organization, for example, than I do about how much money I'll be making. Is there any way to narrow down my job search primarily by potential income? Or am I going to have to go on a million second interviews, only to walk out the door once they tell me I'll be making $150k?