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- Jun 24, 2015
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Highest salaries are for hospital employed podiatrists or those with ownership in a group (whether pod only or multispecialty).So who actually sets these hours? Can I just decide to work 60 hours a week to earn more money?
Also, is there a direct correlation throughout all the salary ranges between working more hours and making more money as a podiatrist? Will someone working 50 hrs a week definitely make more than 40 hours a week? It seems like an obvious question, but I'm a numbers and surveys kind of guy.
While hospital employees averaged 47.1 hours/week they only averaged 88.6 patients per week and had an average salary of 230K. Whereas those with ownership in a multispecialty group averaged 48.2 hours per week (not much difference obviously) but in that time averaged 136 patients per week and had an average salary of 353K.
So practice type and number of patients per week seems to correlate better with income than hours per week. Which is along the lines of what others have said.