Podiatrist Salary

Podiatrists enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($123K) annually in the United States. With some bonuses approaching $48K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $60K, overall incomes of Podiatrists spread between $77K and $220K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Some workers in this field — just under one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. Men account for the majority of Podiatrists who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. The majority of Podiatrists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took 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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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.

Common Career Paths for Podiatrist


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As Podiatrists transition into upper-level roles like Podiatrist, they may see a sharp decline in salary. Podiatrist (DP / DPM) or Chiropodists will usually earn $103K.

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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 13 percent and 7 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.


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. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $109K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Podiatrists make a median salary of $149K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $155K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Podiatrist Salaries



National Average
$131,000



Skills That Affect Podiatrist Salaries


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Medicine / Surgery
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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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