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Chiropractic Assistant Salary

Chiropractic Assistants in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $11.75 per hour for pay. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Just under a fifth enjoy medical while fewer than one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in twenty. The majority of Chiropractic Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$19,971 - $38,986
(Median)
$20K
$27K
$39K
MEDIAN: $26,849
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$9.15 - $15.36
(Median)
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,971 - $38,986  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,253  
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $1,028  
Commission
$343.92 - $5,087  
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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$19,170 - $33,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.15 - $15.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.65 - $3.93  
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,253  
   
Commission
$343.92 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $1,028  
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).
)
$19,170 - $33,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,255
United States (change)

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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Chiropractic Assistants sometimes assume positions such as Chiropractors. That role pays $59K per year on average. However, becoming a Office Manager of a Medical Office or Chiropractic Therapy Assistant is a more frequent transition for Chiropractic Assistants.

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Popular Skills for Chiropractic Assistant


Survey results show that Chiropractic Assistants use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Office Management, Billing, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 5 percent. Experience with Office Administration is often linked with knowledge of Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Chiropractic Assistant

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


Chiropractic Assistants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $24K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $27K. Chiropractic Assistants bring in $29K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $31K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Chiropractic Assistants, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 17 percent above the national average. Chiropractic Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Baltimore (+16 percent), Austin (+11 percent), Minneapolis (+9 percent), and San Diego (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 2 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Charlotte.

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Experience Affects Chiropractic Assistant Salaries




National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Chiropractic Assistant Salaries

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%

National Average
$25,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Medical Records
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 241 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
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%