Chiropractic Assistant Salary

Chiropractic Assistants in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $12.03 per hour for pay. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Chiropractic Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Slightly less than one-fifth enjoy medical while less than one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in twenty. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,852 - $39,719
(Median)
$20K
$28K
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MEDIAN: $27,748
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$9.42 - $15.46
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,852 - $39,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,529  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$19,765 - $33,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.42 - $15.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,529  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$19,765 - $33,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,407
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Job Description for Chiropractic Assistant

The person who helps set up appointments, answers the phone, keeps patient records, and facilitates payments at a chiropractic office is the chiropractic assistant. He or she works with the chiropractor and act as the go-between to help manage an efficient flow of patients to maximize staff time during office hours.

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Chiropractic Assistant Tasks

  • Supervise patient during procedures, informing doctor of any changes or issues.
  • Assist doctor performing chiropractic patient therapy and rehabilitation techniques.
  • Perform electrical stimulation, ultrasound and hot and cold pack applications.

Common Career Paths for Chiropractic Assistant


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Though it's uncommon, some Chiropractic Assistants move into roles as Chiropractors, where pay is an average $60K per year. However, it's more common for Chiropractic Assistants to move into roles as Office Managers of Medical Offices or Chiropractic Therapy Assistants.

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Popular Skills for Chiropractic Assistant


Chiropractic Assistants seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Rehabilitation, Billing, xray, and Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Chiropractic Assistant

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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $25K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $27K. On average, Chiropractic Assistants make $28K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Chiropractic Assistant with more than 20 years of experience can earn $32K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,303

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Chiropractic Assistants, working in the bustling city of Raleigh has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Chiropractic Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+22 percent), Portland (+15 percent), Las Vegas (+12 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Houston is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average.

Chiropractic Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Chiropractic Assistant?

Chiropractic Assistant in McHenry:
"I love my job!"
Pros: I love working directly with patients and making sure that their medical documentation is up to the industry requirements. This gives me the opportunity to constantly learn and be challenged in my job. I am never bored and I work for someone who is always encouraging me to learn more and stretch my abilities. She is an excellent teacher and extremely smart. I find documentation comes very easily to me as does working with patients to better their health.
Cons: Although I can work at the front desk answering phones, scheduling appointments and taking patient payments, I no longer find it as easy as documentation and working with patients.

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Experience Affects Chiropractic Assistant Salaries




National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Chiropractic Assistant Salaries

Rehabilitation
up arrow 14%

Billing
up arrow 3%

Office Management
up arrow 2%

xray
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
0%

Physical Therapy
0%

Patient Education
0%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

Medical Terminology
0%

National Average
$25,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Medical Records
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
medical benefits
Vision: 3%
dental benefits
None: 81%
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