Annual compensation for Podiatrists is typically heavily supplemented by bonuses and commissions and totals around $130K (including $160K from bonuses and commissions). Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately two in five. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Podiatrists than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 62 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$75,088 - $239,096
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$75K
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$240K
MEDIAN: $123,592
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$49.19 - $104.07
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MEDIAN: $79.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$75,088 - $239,096  
   
Bonus
$4,848 - $58,401  
Profit Sharing
$30,000  
Commission
$140,000  
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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$77,831 - $241,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 333
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$49.19 - $104.07  
   
Overtime
$91.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$4,848 - $58,401  
   
Commission
$140,000  
Profit Sharing
$30,000  
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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$77,831 - $241,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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.

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For Podiatrists, a move to the Podiatrist role often correlates with a sharp decline in salary. Podiatrist (DP / DPM) or Chiropodists typically make $103K.

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Popular Skills for Podiatrist


Podiatrists typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Surgery and Wound Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Those educated in Surgery tend to be well versed in Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Podiatrist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Podiatrists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $107K per year. Podiatrists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $151K. 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 $157K.

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Experience Affects Podiatrist Salaries



National Average
$130,000



Skills That Affect Podiatrist Salaries

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National Average
$130,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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