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Podiatrist Salary (United States)

Compensation for Podiatrists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($124K). Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by one-half. The majority of Podiatrists (64 percent) survey respondents are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Podiatrist Salary (?
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$73,244 - $201,437
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MEDIAN: $117,985
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Podiatrist Salary (?
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$45.00 - $112.50
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$73,244 - $201,437  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,547  
Profit Sharing
$4,000 - $32,000  
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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$75,581 - $209,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$45.00 - $112.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,547  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000 - $32,000  
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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$75,581 - $209,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Podiatrist

A podiatrist is a doctor and surgeon who deals with conditions of the feet, ankles, and legs. This may involve complications related to injuries, wounds, structural problems, or diabetes and other diseases. A podiatrist works at a medical institution such as a hospital, clinic, or private practice. This doctor sees patients for evaluation and diagnoses. The podiatrist will then assign treatment, whether it be medication, surgery, therapy, or a combination of treatments. A podiatrist needs to be able to document medical notes and records. This doctor may also look at patient records in order to better determine the issue the patient is facing. Being a podiatrist may involve working on a team, including other doctors, surgeons, and nurses. This is generally a full-time position, and hours and days of work often vary. Some travel may be necessary in order to visit patients in various medical institutions.
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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.

Podiatrist Job Listings

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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 15 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Surgery are similarly competent in Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Podiatrist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $103K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. For Podiatrists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $141K. 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.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$124,000
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For Podiatrists, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Podiatrists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+6 percent). Podiatrists' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Podiatrists in New York bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average.

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Experience Affects Podiatrist Salaries

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$124,000

Skills That Affect Podiatrist Salaries

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$124,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 25%