Podiatrist Salary

Podiatrists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $123K annually. In the world of Podiatrists, total cash compensation can vary between $77K and $220K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $48K and $60K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. While just over a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and just over two-fifths have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Podiatrists (66 percent) survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$74,430 - $213,489
(Median)
$74K
$120K
$210K
MEDIAN: $122,793
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$41.02 - $109.65
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$41
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MEDIAN: $82.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$74,430 - $213,489  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $47,952  
Profit Sharing
$3,020 - $59,598  
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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$77,122 - $219,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 439
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$41.02 - $109.65  
   
Overtime
$110.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $47,952  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,020 - $59,598  
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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$77,122 - $219,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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.

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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


Typical Podiatrists report a focused set of job skills. Wound Care and Surgery are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 13 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Surgery also tend to know Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Podiatrist

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


Podiatrists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $109K per year. On average, Podiatrists make $149K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $155K.

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Experience Affects Podiatrist Salaries



National Average
$131,000



Skills That Affect Podiatrist Salaries


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Medicine / Surgery
0%

National Average
$131,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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