Chiropractic Assistant Salary

Most Chiropractic Assistants in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $12.38 per hour. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to about one in seven, and less than one in ten earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Chiropractic Assistants is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,428 - $38,759
$18K
$29K
$39K
MEDIAN: $28,759
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$9.74 - $15.89
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MEDIAN: $12.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$18,428 - $38,759  
   
Bonus
$169.01 - $2,384  
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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$20,212 - $34,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $15.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$13.92 - $24.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$169.01 - $2,384  
   
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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$20,212 - $34,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,043

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Chiropractic Assistant


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Chiropractic Assistants' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Chiropractor. The average Chiropractor brings home $60K per year. More often than not, an Office Manager of a Medical Office role is the next step for Chiropractic Assistants moving up in the field. Office Managers of Medical Offices usually make $37K per year. Many other Chiropractic Assistants choose to take on a Chiropractic Therapy Assistant role, where salaries are typically $25K.

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Popular Skills for Chiropractic Assistant


Chiropractic Assistants seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, Billing, Insurance, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 5 percent, 4 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Chiropractic Techniques. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Office Administration and Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Chiropractic Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Chiropractic Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Chiropractic Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 846 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chiropractic Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 214 salaries. An experienced Chiropractic Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 123 salaries. A Chiropractic Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,121

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

For Chiropractic Assistants, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Chiropractic Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+20 percent), Austin (+19 percent), Raleigh (+17 percent), and Portland (+11 percent). In Cincinnati, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Atlanta and 5 percent less in Las Vegas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Chiropractic Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chiropractic Assistant?

Chiropractic Assistant in Akron:
"Its a fun job."
Pros: I love how happy patients are when they leave the office. I love all the patients they are kind and generous.
Cons: We have no benefits, no bonus's, no medical.

Chiropractic Assistant in Plano:
Pros: That every day we learn something new either about their health and how we can help of new ways to keep our patients in better health.
Cons: When trying to educate the patient in their current health and the reasons why our Drs practice could benefit them but they choose to not continue to get treated.

Chiropractic Assistant in Columbia:
"Office Manager."
Pros: Independence; I am responsible for all communications to and from the office as well as co-managing PIP cases with attorneys and orthopedics in the area.
Cons: I would appreciate being contracted as I have been at previous jobs. Also I would enjoy paid time off after a specific amount of time spent with a company.

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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Key Stats for Chiropractic Assistant

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Chiropractic Assistant Salaries

▲19%

▲14%

▲8%

National Average
$26,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Chiropractic Assistant Salaries


▲4%


▲3%





▼0%

Patient Education
▼0%

Physical Therapy
▼0%

Medical Terminology
▼0%

National Average
$26,000

xray
▼1%

Rehabilitation
▼3%

Chiropractic Techniques
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 84%
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