Podiatrist Salary

The average Podiatrist Salary is calculated by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics from a variety of sources. Podiatrists work in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics and medical offices.

A podiatrist salary will vary depending on the location and the setting. Area of specialization also plays a part in how much they earn. The assumption was made that the Podiatrists reflected here were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year.


The Podiatrist average salary is $56.83 per hour. The lowest 10% earn less than $26.00 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $95.00 per hour.


On an annual basis the average salary is $118,210. The lowest 10% earn less than $53,000 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $198,000 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean, median or average.

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Lowest and Highest Podiatrist Salary

The lowest paid Podiatrists earn less with mean or average wages below $26.00 per hour. Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels are associated with rural areas. The highest pay levels are found in major metropolitan areas where the mean or average wage is over $90.00 per hour. At their highest a podiatrist can earn over $200,000 per year. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries.    

Top 5 States

The best states to earn a podiatrist wage are New Hampshire, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Delaware. 

Top 5 Metropolitan Areas

The best city or metropolitan areas to earn a Podiatrist salary are  St Louis MO-IL, Bethesda MD, Virginia Beach VA, Houston TX, and West Palm Beach FL.

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Surgeon vs General Practitioner

Podiatrist’s who specialize as surgeons to correct defects and diseases of the foot can earn considerably more than those work as general practice podiatrists.   Most podiatrists do some surgery and may earn significantly more than the averages reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Other Industries that Employ Podiatrists

The majority are employed in hospitals and clinics.  A small number of Podiatrists work in federal service, military healthcare systems, and universities.

Employment Data

It is estimated that there are over 8800 Podiatrists in the U.S. in a variety of settings.

Where They Work

Of all the Podiatrists employed in the United States the majority of them work in a private or group practice setting and can be found in clinics or medical office buildings. A small number can be found working directly in hospitals or other medical centers.

Private Practice vs. Employment

Virtually all physicians are considered private practice or self-employed. A few Podiatrists are employed by federal or state governments. A small number may also be found in the military.  Most medical providers hire an office manager to run the business while they focus on treating patients.


Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors. A typical benefits package is worth over $20,000 per year.

International Salary

United Kingdom (UK)

In the UK another name for this type of doctor is chiropodist.  If they work for the NHS a Podiatrist can earn anywhere from £27,534 GBP per year.  A podiatrist who specializes in surgery can earn up to £97,478 per year.  A podiatrist in private practice who does surgery can earn more.


The average podiatrist earns approximately $189,000 CAD per year.  Earnings between $100,000 to $300,000 CAD per year are reported.


Entry level salaries for podiatrists in Australia are approximately $60,000 AUD.  As their practice grows and/or they gain specialized knowledge and experience it is possible for them to earn wages as high as $200,000 AUD.  The average is approximately $120,000 AUD.