Projections data from the National
Podiatrists enjoy very high earnings. Median annual earnings of salaried
podiatrists were $108,220 in 2006. Additionally, a survey by Podiatry
Management Magazine reported median net income of $114,000 in 2006.
Podiatrists in partnerships tended to earn higher net incomes than those in solo
practice. A salaried podiatrist typically receives heath insurance and
retirement benefits from their employer, whereas self-employed chiropractors
must provide for their own health insurance and retirement. Also, solo
practitioners must absorb the costs of running their own offices.
information on a career in podiatric medicine, contact:
- American Podiatric Medical Association, 9312 Old Georgetown Rd.,
Bethesda, MD 20814-1621. Internet:
Information on colleges of podiatric medicine and their entrance
requirements, curricula, and student financial aid is available from:
- American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, 15850 Crabbs
Branch Way, Suite 320, Rockville, MD 20855-2622. Internet: