What is the average starting podiatrist salary?

Based on recent salary surveys from 2009 to 2010, the average starting podiatrist salary is $83,600 to $144,200 USD annually. Newly graduated podiatrists can expect to earn on the lower end of the salary scale, around $80,000 USD per year, while those who are more experienced and can perform surgical corrections of the foot can expect to earn well over $200,000 USD annually. Many podiatrists start out as podiatrist assistants while completing medical school, and this experience helps them to earn more over the lifetime of their careers. Podiatrists may earn more or less depending on the region, if they practice in private offices or as part of medical groups or hospitals, and their specialization in the treatment of foot ailments.