Acupuncturist Salary

Earnings for Acupuncturists in the United States come in at around $49K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Approximately two in five enjoy medical while just under one-fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in seven. Work is enjoyable for Acupuncturists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,203 - $86,315
$29K
$49K
$86K
MEDIAN: $48,929
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$15.36 - $87.43
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$87
MEDIAN: $35.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,203 - $86,315  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,259 - $107,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.36 - $87.43  
   
Overtime
$50.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$30,259 - $107,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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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

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

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Acupuncturists who go on to become Licensed Acupuncturists may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Licensed Acupuncturist, an upper-level role, pays $50K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Acupuncturist

Pay by Experience for an Acupuncturist has a positive trend. An entry-level Acupuncturist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 125 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Acupuncturist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Acupuncturist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 44 salaries. An Acupuncturist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Acupuncturist

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Acupuncturist Salaries

Late-Career
▲68%

Experienced
▲33%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$54,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 59%
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