I agree thanks for your input!It varies wildly and depends on if you're planning on staying in an area with a pod school (I wouldn't stay in NYC or Miami for example). The pod I'm an acquaintance of said you'd be crazy to take anything under 150k starting out, yet a lot of the stuff on this forum makes it seem like most people are going to get one of those low 100k associate jobs.
It's really hard to give a concrete answer especially when people like us have seven full years before we finish residency. Who knows what is going to change in that time frame. Imo the best thing you can do is talk to pods in your area (when you shadow) and ask how they've dealt with paying their loans and if they're comfortable talking about salary/income.
If you work for a podiatrist it’s more like 120 k out of school.Hi! So, all the adcoms have said the average out of pod school is 200,000. My neighbor who's a podiatrist said to be hesitant when looking at averages, because back in the day there was no standard 3 year residency. idk if that helps but thats my understanding which could be completely wrong.
Salary data (guaranteed money) for podiatry is a lot lower than most other specialities because a lot of our contracts are heavily incentive based. I know a lot of guys who bonus several time their base every year. So average salary would probably be about 100-120K, but average net income would probably be more in line with these numbers.
The biggest difference between us and almost every other specialty is that there is way more variability in what we make and most of us are not going to make good money starting out. It is not like you are an internist and can just pick a city you want to live in and start working there the week after you finish residency. If you want to make money straight out of the gait, you may need to go to a place you never never planned on living, because that is where the job that is paying the year you finish training is located. I know I had to.
Great question!!! This is something I’m very interested in as wellWas that an intended pun?
Just curious, but what has been your observation as far as pods making partner at an out-patient surgical center and benefitting from profit-sharing among surgeons? How much discrimination, if any, do pods get in this regard considering that many F&A-subspecialized orthos have historically held a negative attitude towards their colleague surgeons who were DPMs?
Also, if you don't mind me asking, but what kind of place did you find your first post-residency job at? Was it in the suburbs, rural or metropolitan? Was it in a hospital, podiatrist clinic, F&A surgical center, etc? What kind of job do you have now, and how satisfied are you?