Podiatrist Salary

For Podiatrists, bonuses and commissions account for a significant portion of income and add up to 118 percent of their $131K yearly pay. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Podiatrists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 60 percent of professionals. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Podiatrists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$75,823 - $234,001
$76K
$120K
$230K
MEDIAN: $124,115
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$48.94 - $105.70
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MEDIAN: $75.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$75,823 - $234,001  
   
Bonus
$4,122 - $58,018  
Profit Sharing
$37,000  
Commission
$140,000  
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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$78,831 - $239,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 310
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$48.94 - $105.70  
   
Overtime
$63.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$4,122 - $58,018  
   
Commission
$140,000  
Profit Sharing
$37,000  
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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$78,831 - $239,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Podiatrist

Simply put, a podiatrist is a foot doctor. He or she specializes in examining, diagnosing, and treating problems related to the feet of his or her patients. These can include problems like breaks and sprains, but they are more likely to be related to comfort issues, such as bunions, corns, and blistering. A podiatrist will typically examine a patient's problem, administer testing, and treat the problem. In some situations, the podiatrist may also refer a patient to an orthopedist for more extensive care.

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Podiatrist Tasks

  • Diagnose and treat bone, muscle, skin and joint disorders affecting the feet.
  • Make and fit prosthetic appliances.
  • Correct deformities by means of plaster casts and strapping.
  • 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.

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As Podiatrists make advancements to positions like Podiatrist, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Podiatrist (DP / DPM) or Chiropodists make $103K.

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Popular Skills for Podiatrist


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Podiatrists who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Surgery, Wound Care, Medicine / Surgery, and Podiatry are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Podiatry. Most people experienced in Surgery also know Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Podiatrist

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


For Podiatrists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Annually raking in $111K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Podiatrists bring in $151K after working for 10 to 20 years. Podiatrists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $157K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $130,897

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 52 percent, Podiatrists in Atlanta receive some of the highest pay in the country. Podiatrists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+39 percent), Chicago (+36 percent), Fort Wayne (+30 percent), and Los Angeles (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Philadelphia.

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Key Stats for Podiatrist

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Podiatrist Salaries

▲20%

▲15%

▼0%

National Average
$131,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Podiatrist Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$131,000


Podiatry
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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