Compiled Podiatry Salary Stats

Discussion in 'Podiatry Students' started by busupshot83, Sep 8, 2005.

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  1. busupshot83

    busupshot83 S.D.N. Vet 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2003
    Thought this would be helpful:

    2004 Jack & Harris Salary Survey

    Podiatrist (General)
    Northeast: $172,063.00
    Southeast: NA
    West: NA
    Midwest: $137,708.00

    Podiatrist (Surgery, Foot & Ankle)
    Northeast: $191,409.00
    Southeast: $170,909.00
    West: NA
    Midwest: Na


    2004 Allied Physicians Salary Survey

    Years 1-2: $128,000
    Years 3+: $168,000
    Max: $292,000


    2004 AMGA Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey

    Podiatrist (General)
    All: $154,784
    East: $130,934
    West: $185,362
    South: $168,563
    North: $153,179

    Podiatrist (Surgical)
    All: $169,427
    East: NA
    West: $167,098
    South: $150,493
    North: $190,590

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  3. Dmayor22

    Dmayor22 Member 7+ Year Member

    May 13, 2005
    On the CDRom that I was sent from the APMA says the average salary for a podiatrist was 279,000. Also, all the pods that I have spoken with say the internet and other averages are very low and not accurate because they include military and residents. That a surgical podiatrist should be making around the 200's and on up with more and more experience. Any thoughts on that information? Is the APMA boosting their stats to apeal to more people and the podiatrists that I spoke too, are they just the very successful ones and arent talking about the average?
  4. busupshot83

    busupshot83 S.D.N. Vet 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2003
    The averages you see online will always be off, so take them as a grain of salt. As for $279,000 being the average for podiatrists, are you referring to surgical pods? That seems a high for an average, but then again, I'm not too familiar with podiatrists' salaries.
  5. HailToTheThielf

    HailToTheThielf Member 5+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2005
    how come more people aren't going into podiatry? I ssounds pretty good=good pay, less stress than MD, less work. it says average pod making ~$172,000. Thats about the amount a family practice doc makes! So why aren't more people going into podiatry? It seems like a laid back version of the MD with the same financial benefits. no pun intended.
  6. IlizaRob

    IlizaRob IlizaRob-erator Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jul 11, 2005
  7. busupshot83

    busupshot83 S.D.N. Vet 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2003
    I believe that the majority of pre-meds out there are lacking exposure to other health professions. Almost every freshmen in undergraduate science classes claim to be a "pre-med," not knowing anything about what the field entails. While speaking to a pre-med a couple of weeks ago, I was surprised that she didn't know what Osteopathic medicine was... and that pertains to the same field that she is vying for! "Pre-meds" need to start looking at all their options before they claim something that they know nothing about.

    Another reason may be prestige. For instance: many pre-meds use to hate on the field of dentistry, portraying dentists as mere tooth-mechanics, only to find themselves rushing to apply to dental schools after they saw that their glorious medical field was being clamped down by HMOs.

    However, many people truely don't know what they want to specialize in as of yet, and in that sense, medical school is the best option for them. Fields such as optometry, dentistry, podiatry, etc. are all specialized fields within the realm of medicine, so you best know what you are getting yourself into!
  8. PhunPheet08

    PhunPheet08 DPM in '08, I can't wait!

    Sep 9, 2005
    I am so THRILLED to be a podiatry student!!! For the life of me, I can't understand why most pre-meds aren't heading this way!?! Too bad for them and more benefits for me :laugh:

    I agree w/B83, most people just don't know about the profession. I had to practically pry out of my college counselor! It's great pay, awesome hours, it is very prestigious (don't believe the internet rumors :rolleyes: ) and most importantly, you get to help people. Who could ask for anything more?
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