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Podiatrist Salary

Average pay for Podiatrists in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($121K). Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Podiatrists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and just under one-half have dental, too. Men account for the majority of Podiatrists who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$74,598 - $202,392
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MEDIAN: $120,710
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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
$74,598 - $202,392  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,149  
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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$76,843 - $213,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 360
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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 - $49,149  
   
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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$76,843 - $213,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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 transition into upper-level roles like Podiatrist. However, Podiatrist (DP / DPM) or Chiropodists do report a slightly lower median income of $103K per year.

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Popular Skills for Podiatrist


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Podiatrists who took the survey. Wound Care and Surgery are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 4 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Surgery are also skilled in Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Podiatrist

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


For many Podiatrists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $103K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $125K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $149K in this role. Podiatrists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $153K on average.

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Experience Affects Podiatrist Salaries



National Average
$128,000



Skills That Affect Podiatrist Salaries


Surgery
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National Average
$128,000

Medicine / Surgery
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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
28%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 23%
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