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Podiatrist Salary

Podiatrists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $120K annually. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Podiatrists. About a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and just under one-half claim dental coverage as well. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Podiatrists are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$74,182 - $202,546
(Median)
$74K
$120K
$200K
MEDIAN: $120,227
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$40.85 - $110.11
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MEDIAN: $85.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$74,182 - $202,546  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,239  
Profit Sharing
$5,000 - $25,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$76,367 - $213,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$40.85 - $110.11  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,239  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000 - $25,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$76,367 - $213,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Podiatrist

A podiatrist is a doctor and surgeon who deals with conditions of the feet, ankles, and legs. This may involve complications related to injuries, wounds, structural problems, or diabetes and other diseases. A podiatrist works at a medical institution such as a hospital, clinic, or private practice. This doctor sees patients for evaluation and diagnoses. The podiatrist will then assign treatment, whether it be medication, surgery, therapy, or a combination of treatments. A podiatrist needs to be able to document medical notes and records. This doctor may also look at patient records in order to better determine the issue the patient is facing. Being a podiatrist may involve working on a team, including other doctors, surgeons, and nurses. This is generally a full-time position, and hours and days of work often vary. Some travel may be necessary in order to visit patients in various medical institutions.

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Podiatrist Tasks

  • Refer patients to physicians when symptoms indicative of systemic disorders, such as arthritis or diabetes, are observed in feet and legs.
  • Advise patients about treatments and preventative foot care techniques.
  • Prescribe medications, corrective devices, physical therapy, or surgery.
  • Diagnose and treat bone, muscle, skin and joint disorders affecting the feet.
  • Make and fit prosthetic appliances.

Common Career Paths for Podiatrist


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Many Podiatrists move into Podiatrist roles. Podiatrist (DP / DPM) or Chiropodists seem to make a little less than Podiatrists as their salaries average out to $103K a year.

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Popular Skills for Podiatrist


Survey takers who work as Podiatrists report a focused set of job skills. Wound Care and Surgery are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those educated in Surgery tend to be well versed in Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Podiatrist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Podiatrists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $103K. Podiatrists bring in $148K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $153K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Podiatrist Salaries



National Average
$128,000



Skills That Affect Podiatrist Salaries


Surgery
up arrow 4%

Medicine / Surgery
0%

National Average
$128,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 24%
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