Chiropractic Assistant Salary

Women comprise the majority of Chiropractic Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $11.87 per hour on average. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than one-fifth, and less than one in ten earn dental coverage. Most Chiropractic Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$20,296 - $39,255
(Median)
$20K
$28K
$39K
MEDIAN: $28,081
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$9.28 - $15.42
(Median)
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$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,296 - $39,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $1,250  
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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$19,460 - $33,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $15.42  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $1,250  
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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$19,460 - $33,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,249

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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. However, Chiropractic Assistants typically graduate to Office Managers of Medical Offices or Chiropractic Therapy Assistants.

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Popular Skills for Chiropractic Assistant


Chiropractic Assistants report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Rehabilitation, Electronic Medical Records, Office Management, and Billing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 17 percent. Scheduling is a skill commonly found among those who know Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Chiropractic Assistant

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


Chiropractic Assistants do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $24K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $27K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $29K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Chiropractic Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $31K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Chiropractic Assistants, Raleigh offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Chiropractic Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+18 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), and Baltimore (+11 percent). Houston is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Employers in Charlotte and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (2 percent less).

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Experience Affects Chiropractic Assistant Salaries




National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Chiropractic Assistant Salaries

Rehabilitation
up arrow 17%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 5%

Office Management
up arrow 4%

Billing
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

Medical Records
0%

National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 252 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
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: 80%