Chiropractic Assistant Salary

Chiropractic Assistants in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $11.96 per hour for pay. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Just under one in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and fewer than one in ten collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,254 - $38,061

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$9.38 - $15.42

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$20,254 - $38,061  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,253  
Profit Sharing
$444.38 - $2,358  
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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$19,725 - $33,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.38 - $15.42  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,253  
   
Profit Sharing
$444.38 - $2,358  
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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$19,725 - $33,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,298
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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 some Chiropractic Assistants move into positions like Chiropractor (where the average salary is $59K), this progression is not the norm. Moving from a Chiropractic Assistant to Office Manager of a Medical Office or Chiropractic Therapy Assistant is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Skills for Chiropractic Assistant


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Rehabilitation, Billing, xray, and Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 15 percent. It is not unusual for someone who knows Office Administration to be familiar with Scheduling as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Chiropractic Assistant

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


For many Chiropractic Assistants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $25K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $27K. Chiropractic Assistants see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $32K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Chiropractic Assistants, Raleigh provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Chiropractic Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+23 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), Minneapolis (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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 15%

Billing
up arrow 3%

Office Management
up arrow 3%

xray
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
0%

Customer Service
0%

Physical Therapy
0%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$25,000

Medical Records
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 248 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 19% dental benefits Dental: 6%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 81%
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