Podiatrist Salary (United States)

Average pay for a Podiatrist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $122,382 per year. The top of the range reaches $208,972 per year, and the bottom approaches $74,907. Career length and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 25 percent of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and about half claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Podiatrists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$72,320 - $200,178
MEDIAN: $116,898
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National Salary 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.
$72,320 - $200,178  
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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).
$74,907 - $208,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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Job Description for Podiatrist

  • 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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Popular Skills for Podiatrist

Podiatrists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Wound Care and Surgery are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 10 percent and 4 percent respectively. Most people familiar with Surgery also know Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Podiatrist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. $103K per year, a sizable six-figure salary, is the starting point for workers in this profession. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $135K. After 20 years of work in the field, Podiatrists typically earn $155K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. The largest number of Podiatrists have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with more than 20 years. Workers who have been working for 10 to 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Podiatrists, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 8 percent greater than the national average. The lowest-paying market is New York, which sits 20 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (-6 percent) and Los Angeles (-2 percent).

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 45 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 25%
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