Podiatrists enjoy very high earnings. Median annual wages of salaried
podiatrists were $113,560 in May 2008. Additionally, a survey by Podiatry
Management Magazine reported median net income of $114,768 in 2008.
Podiatrists in partnerships tended to earn higher net incomes than those in solo
practice. Salaried podiatrists typically receive heath insurance and retirement
benefits from their employer, whereas self-employed podiatrists must provide for
their own health insurance and retirement. Also, solo practitioners must absorb
the costs of running their own offices.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition
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