Acupuncturist Salary

Pay for Acupuncturists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and nearly one-fifth earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,928 - $87,399
$29K
$49K
$87K
MEDIAN: $48,987
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50%
90%

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$19.19 - $87.00
$19
$36
$87
MEDIAN: $35.92
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50%
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$0$121K
Salary $28,928 - $87,399
Bonus $2,500
Profit Sharing $9,500
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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$30,199 - $121,224
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 118
Hourly Data $0$86
Hourly Rate $19.19 - $87.00
Overtime $50.50
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $2,500
Profit Sharing $9,500
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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$30,199 - $121,224
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 85

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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.

Common Career Paths for Acupuncturist


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For Acupuncturists, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Acupuncturists earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Licensed Acupuncturist.

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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 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Acupuncturist Salaries

Late-Career
▲67%

Experienced
▲32%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$54,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 62%
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