The Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant is considered a species of Least Concern by the 2009 IUCN Red List based on range size/population trend criteria (BirdLife International 2009). Populations of Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant are presumed to be stable. Population size is not quantified, but its range is estimated at 104,000 km2 (BirdLife International 2009). Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant occurs in the small protected area, Reserva Nacional Pampa Galeras (Ayacucho, Peru) (Fitzpatrick 2004). Stotz et al. (1996) consider the species to be of Medium conservation priority (as opposed to Urgent, High, and Low conservation priorities).