Chiropractic Assistant Salary

Chiropractic Assistants in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $11.95 per hour for pay. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Just under one in five enjoy medical while fewer than one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in twenty. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,229 - $38,146
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$20K
$28K
$38K
MEDIAN: $27,793
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$9.36 - $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
$20,229 - $38,146  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,309  
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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$19,666 - $33,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.36 - $15.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,309  
   
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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$19,666 - $33,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,282
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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 $59K per year. 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


Chiropractic Assistants seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Rehabilitation, xray, Billing, and Office Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Office Administration are similarly competent in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Chiropractic Assistant

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


For Chiropractic Assistants, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. Chiropractic Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $29K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $32K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


Raleigh is home to an above-average pay rate for Chiropractic Assistants, 24 percent higher than the national average. Chiropractic Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+23 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), and Minneapolis (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 9 percent below 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
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Billing
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Office Management
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xray
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Patient Education
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Office Administration
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Insurance
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Medical Terminology
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Scheduling
0%

Customer Service
0%

Physical Therapy
0%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$25,000

Medical Records
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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
56%
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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