Podiatrist Salary (United States)

Podiatrists receive generous compensation in the United States—earning an average of $122,382 per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Pay generally spreads from $74,907 to $208,972 per year. Career duration and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although about one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, most do enjoy medical insurance, and about half get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Podiatrists, who typically 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

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$72,320 - $200,178  
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$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 report a focused set of job skills. Wound Care and Surgery are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 10 percent and 4 percent respectively. Those proficient in Surgery are, more often than not, also skilled in Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Podiatrist

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Podiatrists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Paychecks hover around six figures from career onset with typical starting salaries of $103K per year. Pay amounts to $135K after 10 to 20 years. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Podiatrists tend to earn $155K at this point in time. Podiatrists with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with more than 20 years and 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 8 percent, Podiatrists in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Place of residency plays a huge part in a Podiatrist's salary, with New York Podiatrists earning salaries that are 20 percent less than the national average. Workers in Chicago and Los Angeles earn less than others in this profession; their -6 percent and -2 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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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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