Chiropractic Assistant Salary

Most Chiropractic Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $11.95 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Just under one in five enjoy medical while less than 10 percent get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than five percent. The majority of Chiropractic Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,237 - $38,711
(Median)
$20K
$28K
$39K
MEDIAN: $27,692
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$9.37 - $15.44
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$20,237 - $38,711  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,447  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,400  
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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$19,712 - $33,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.37 - $15.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,447  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,400  
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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$19,712 - $33,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,274
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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 results imply that Chiropractic Assistants deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Rehabilitation, xray, Office Management, and Billing are correlated to pay that is above average. Many workers who know Office Administration also know Scheduling.

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $24K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $27K. Chiropractic Assistants see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Chiropractic Assistants reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $31K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Chiropractic Assistants that is 24 percent greater than the national average, Raleigh offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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). In Houston, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent 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%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
0%

Customer Service
0%

Medical Records
0%

Physical Therapy
0%

Medical Terminology
0%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 249 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: 80%
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