Naturopathic doctors are medical professionals who utilize natural methods to treat illness and disease, such as herbs, diet and exercise. According to Payscale.com, the average salary of naturopaths depends largely on how many years of experience he has in the field and the type of employer for which he works.
Naturopathic doctors with one to four years of work experience in the field earned annual salaries of $47,500 to $82,424 as of July 2009.
The average salary range for naturopathic doctors with five to nine years of experience was $50,980 to $97,959 in July 2009.
In July 2009, the naturopathic doctors who earned the highest annual salaries were those who were self-employed, averaging salaries of $45,000 to $100,000.
Private medical practices were the lowest-paying employers of naturopathic doctors in July 2009 with average salaries of $35,608 to $78,611.
In July 2009, many naturopathic doctors received additional benefits that increased their overall compensation packages, including 1.5 to 2.1 weeks of paid vacation time and annual bonuses of $1,500 to $5,000.