Podiatrists

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2019 Workforce
8.49k
Average Age
48.5
Estimated Job Growth
0.952%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$126,027
Average Male Salary
$131,355
Average Female Salary
$111,732

About

Podiatrists are most often employed by the Offices of other health practitioners industry. The average yearly wage for Podiatrists was $126,027 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Podiatrists by wage are Economists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Sales engineers.

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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals. Podiatrists are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$126,027
AVERAGE SALARY
± $25,649

In 2019, Podiatrists earned an average of $126,027, $70,503 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Sales engineers make somewhat more than Podiatrists while Economists 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

0.347
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Podiatrists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.347, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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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

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Industries by Share

8.49k
2019 Workforce
± 2,261
1.54%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 37.3%

The number of people employed as Podiatrists has been growing at a rate of 1.54%, from 8,356 people in 2018 to 8,485 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Podiatrists employed by various industries. Offices of other health practitioners employs the largest share of Podiatrists at  54.8%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 17.1% and Offices of physicians with 15.2%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Podiatrists in the US. The average age of male Podiatrists in the workforce is 49.9 and of female Podiatrists is 44.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Podiatrists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

6.18k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,930
2.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,178

72.8% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

82.8% of Podiatrists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.42% of Podiatrists, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

49.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.47
44.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.89

The median age of Podiatrists is 48.5, and Male employees are generally 4.97 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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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 Science, Technology Design, and Management of Financial Resources.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Podiatrists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Podiatrists are expected to see a growth of 0.952% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

0.952%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Podiatrists. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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