Podiatrists

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Total Workforce

6.37k

Average Age

49.3

Estimated Job Growth

10.9%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$137,224

Average Male Salary

$154,606

Average Female Salary

$106,561

About

Podiatrists are most often employed by the Offices of other health practitioners industry. The average yearly wage for Podiatrists was $137,224 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Podiatrists by wage are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Personal financial advisors, and Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers.

Podiatrists are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians & surgeons, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Radiation therapists, Recreational therapists, Respiratory therapists, Speechlanguage pathologists, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Veterinarians, Registered nurses, Nurse anesthetists, Audiologists, Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Dental hygienists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Medical records & health information technicians, Opticians, dispensing, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Podiatrists are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Podiatrists are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Podiatrists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Offices of other health practitioners is the industry that employs the most Podiatrists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Podiatrists, by average wage, is Offices of physicians. Podiatrists are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$137,224

AVERAGE SALARY

± $28,083

In 2017, Podiatrists earned an average of $137,224, $85,159 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Aircraft pilots & flight engineers make somewhat more than Podiatrists while Personal financial advisors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Podiatrists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.304

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Podiatrists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.304, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Podiatrists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Podiatrists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Podiatrists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Podiatrists, by number of employees, are Offices of other health practitioners, Hospitals, and Offices of physicians.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Podiatrists, by average wage, are Offices of physicians, Hospitals, and Offices of other health practitioners.

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Industries by Share

6.37k

2017 Workforce

± 1,960

10%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 40.5%

The number of people employed as Podiatrists has been growing at a rate of 10%, from 5,793 people in 2016 to 6,374 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Podiatrists employed by various industries. Offices of other health practitioners employs the largest share of Podiatrists at  69.3%, followed by Hospitals with 18.4% and Offices of physicians with 8.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Podiatrists in the US. The average age of male Podiatrists in the workforce is 51 and of female Podiatrists is 46.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Podiatrists is White.

Gender Composition

4.07k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 1,566

2.31k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,179

63.8% of Podiatrists are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Podiatrists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Podiatrists

  1. White

  2. Asian

89.1% of Podiatrists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.9% of Podiatrists, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Podiatrists.

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Age by Gender

51

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 4.16

46.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.87

The median age of Podiatrists is 49.3, and Male employees are generally 4.69 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Podiatrists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Podiatrists is Biology but a relatively high number of Podiatrists hold a major in Biology.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Podiatrists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Podiatrists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Active Learning. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Podiatrists need more than the average amount of Technology Design, Equipment Selection, and Operation and Control.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Podiatrists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Podiatrists are expected to see a growth of 10.9% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

10.9%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Podiatrists. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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