Acupuncturist Salary

Median pay for Acupuncturists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $49K annually. Compensation ranges between $30K and $103K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are more female Acupuncturists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent. Slightly less than a third enjoy medical while close to a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in eight. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,986 - $81,728

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$15.68 - $65.32

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$28,986 - $81,728  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
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$29,515 - $102,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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Hourly Rate
$15.68 - $65.32  
   
Overtime
$26.50 - $52.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,515 - $102,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Job Description for Acupuncturist

Acupuncturists perform therapy with tiny needles in order to relieve pain and stress. This acupuncture is applied to various parts of the body that are believed to help remedy certain ailments; some common treatments are for migraines, weight loss, allergies, and back pain. Acupuncture may also be recommended as part of treatment plans for pain relief for cancer patients.

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Acupuncturist Tasks

  • Confer with clients about their medical histories and any problems with stress or pain in order to determine what acupuncture techniques would be helpful.
  • Place small needles into predetermined sites on a patient's skin to relieve pain or stress.
  • Assess clients' soft tissue condition, nerves and blood vessels to determine appropriate acupressure sites.

Common Career Paths for Acupuncturist


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Many Acupuncturists move into a Licensed Acupuncturist role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Licensed Acupuncturists on average bring in a similar salary to Acupuncturists.

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Pay by Experience Level for Acupuncturist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Acupuncturists make a median salary of $62K. Acupuncturists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Acupuncturist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 30% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 68%
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