Salary for Podiatrists

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 receive a wage ranging from 104000 to 156000 depending on the level of seniority. Podiatrists will normally receive a compensation of One Hundred Thirty Five Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per year.

Podiatrists obtain the most salary in Michigan, where they get job pay of just about $173730.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 25.20 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Podiatrists tend to make the most in the following industries
Health Care and Social Assistance $135,650
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $135,650
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