Salary for Podiatrists

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Also known as:  Chiropodist, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Foot Doctor, Foot Orthopedist, Orthopedic Podiatrist, Podiatric Physician

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Podiatrists treat conditions which affect the foot, including deformities, infections and diseases. They may use x-rays, laboratory tests, physical examinations, and medical histories in determining diagnoses, and may surgically correct problems such as in-grown nails, callusses, or tumors, among others. These physicians may recommend the use of orthotic devices, prescribe medications, recommend physical therapy, or surgery. Their role is not limited to treatment, however. These physicians may also advise patients how to prevent future problems. In some cases they may fabricate prosthetic devices. A doctoral or professional degree is required for this position.

A Podiatrist will normally get a pay level of $55,230 and $208,000 based on experience. will most likely receive an average compensation of one hundred and fifty-one thousand one hundred and ten dollars on a yearly basis.

are compensated highest in Maine, where they can earn an average salary rate of close to about $214,960. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Health Care and Social Assistance, which has wages of $151,670.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 39.66 percent nationwide in that time.

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Podiatrists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$151,670
Public Administration
$144,530

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
$144,530
Health Care and Social Assistance
$151,670