Podiatrist Salary

Podiatrists in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $121K) surpassing six figures annually. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Podiatrists (66 percent) survey respondents are male. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by just under a half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Podiatrists. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$74,346 - $202,469
(Median)
$74K
$120K
$200K
MEDIAN: $120,689
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$39.59 - $109.67
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MEDIAN: $84.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$74,346 - $202,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,056  
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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$77,137 - $213,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 369
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Hourly Rate
$39.59 - $109.67  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,056  
   
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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$77,137 - $213,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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

  • 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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Podiatrists often transition into a Podiatrist position. Podiatrist (DP / DPM) or Chiropodists report a slightly lower median income of $103K.

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Popular Skills for Podiatrist


Podiatrists report a narrow range of specific skills. Wound Care and Surgery are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 5 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $103K per year. Podiatrists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $148K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $153K.

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Experience Affects Podiatrist Salaries



National Average
$128,000



Skills That Affect Podiatrist Salaries


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National Average
$128,000

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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
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: 24%
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