Podiatrist Salary

For Podiatrists, bonuses and commissions account for a significant portion of income and add up to 134 percent of their $130K yearly pay. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a little less than one-half have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Podiatrists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$78,383 - $239,991
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$120K
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MEDIAN: $123,541
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$48.65 - $125.84
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$0$249K
Salary $78,383 - $239,991
Bonus $4,868 - $55,234
Profit Sharing $33,500
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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$81,070 - $249,604
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 292
Hourly Data $0$125
Hourly Rate $48.65 - $125.84
Overtime $55.00
Annual Data $0$249K
Bonus $4,868 - $55,234
Commission $140,000
Profit Sharing $33,500
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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$81,070 - $249,604
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

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

  • Diagnose and treat bone, muscle, skin and joint disorders affecting the feet.
  • Make and fit prosthetic appliances.
  • Correct deformities by means of plaster casts and strapping.
  • 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.

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.

Podiatrist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Podiatrist


Podiatrists typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Surgery, Wound Care, Medicine / Surgery, and Podiatry are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Podiatry. Those familiar with Surgery also tend to know Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Podiatrist

Pay by Experience for a Podiatrist has a positive trend. An entry-level Podiatrist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 139 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Podiatrist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Podiatrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $151,000 based on 107 salaries. A Podiatrist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $157,000 based on 88 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $129,266

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Atlanta offers some of the highest pay in the country for Podiatrists, 53 percent above the national average. Podiatrists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+40 percent), Chicago (+37 percent), Fort Wayne (+30 percent), and Los Angeles (+6 percent). Philadelphia is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average.

Podiatrist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Podiatrist?

Podiatrist in Ames:
"Podiatry."
Pros: Great mix of podiatric medicine and surgical procedures.
Cons: Under paid by comparison to other physicians.

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Key Stats for Podiatrist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Podiatrist Salaries

▲21%

▲17%

▲1%

National Average
$129,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Podiatrist Salaries

▲11%

▲5%


National Average
$129,000

Podiatry
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 26%