Podiatrist Salary

Annual compensation for Podiatrists is typically heavily supplemented by bonuses and commissions and totals around $131K (including $155K from bonuses and commissions). Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Podiatrists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While close to a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. Men working as Podiatrists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$77,328 - $242,771
$77K
$120K
$240K
MEDIAN: $124,640
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$45.30 - $103.04
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$74
$100
MEDIAN: $74.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$77,328 - $242,771  
   
Bonus
$4,885 - $54,296  
Profit Sharing
$33,500  
Commission
$140,000  
Total Pay (?
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$80,214 - $245,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 315
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$45.30 - $103.04  
   
Overtime
$63.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$4,885 - $54,296  
   
Commission
$140,000  
Profit Sharing
$33,500  
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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$80,214 - $245,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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.

Common Career Paths for Podiatrist


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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


Survey takers who work as Podiatrists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Surgery, Wound Care, Medicine / Surgery, and Podiatry are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Podiatry. Most people skilled in Surgery are similarly competent in Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Podiatrist

Pay by Experience for a Podiatrist has a positive trend. An entry-level Podiatrist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 139 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Podiatrist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Podiatrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $151,000 based on 107 salaries. A Podiatrist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $157,000 based on 88 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $130,623

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

For Podiatrists, working in the bustling city of Atlanta has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Podiatrists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+40 percent), Chicago (+36 percent), Fort Wayne (+30 percent), and Los Angeles (+6 percent). In Philadelphia, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Podiatrist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Podiatrist Salaries

▲20%

▲16%

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National Average
$131,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Podiatrist Salaries

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$131,000


Podiatry
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 27%
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