Acupuncturist Salary

The average Acupuncturist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $49K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and a little less than one-fifth earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Acupuncturists is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,517 - $88,798
$30K
$49K
$89K
MEDIAN: $49,008
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50%
90%

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$15.46 - $85.57
$15
$35
$86
MEDIAN: $35.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,517 - $88,798  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,463 - $105,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $85.57  
   
Overtime
$50.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
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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$30,463 - $105,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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

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


Acupuncturists with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Acupuncturists in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $51K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $59K. Acupuncturists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $71K. Acupuncturists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $90K.

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Key Stats for Acupuncturist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Acupuncturist Salaries

Late-Career
▲64%

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$55,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 60%
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