Podiatrists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
7.81k
Average Age
49.6
Estimated Job Growth
0.952%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$154,731
Average Male Salary
$176,454
Average Female Salary
$101,991

About

Podiatrists are most often employed by the Offices of other health practitioners industry. The average yearly wage for Podiatrists was $154,731 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Podiatrists by wage are Actuaries, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Podiatrists are Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Podiatrists are Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI.

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 Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI but are relatively concentrated in Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$154,731
AVERAGE SALARY
± $35,541

In 2020, Podiatrists earned an average of $154,731, $98,777 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Actuaries make somewhat more than Podiatrists while Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers 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

0.419
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Podiatrists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.419, 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

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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Podiatrists

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

7.81k
2020 Workforce
± 2,170
10%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 36.6%

The number of people employed as Podiatrists has been growing at a rate of 10%, from 7,099 people in 2019 to 7,812 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Podiatrists employed by various industries. Offices of other health practitioners employs the largest share of Podiatrists at  65.1%, followed by Offices of physicians with 13.7% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 12.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Podiatrists in the US. The average age of male Podiatrists in the workforce is 51.3 and of female Podiatrists is 45.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Podiatrists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

5.53k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,826
2.28k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,172

70.8% of Podiatrists are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Podiatrists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Podiatrists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

84.9% of Podiatrists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.44% of Podiatrists, Asian (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 Sex

51.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.04
45.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.46

The median age of Podiatrists is 49.6, and Male employees are generally 5.67 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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