Women make up the vast majority of Chiropractic Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.32 per hour. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Chiropractic Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Roughly a sixth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one in ten collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$18,091 - $38,428
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MEDIAN: $28,247
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$9.71 - $15.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$18,091 - $38,428  
   
Bonus
$152.05 - $2,547  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
Total Pay (?
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$20,146 - $33,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $15.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$13.67 - $23.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$152.05 - $2,547  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$20,146 - $33,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,052

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Chiropractor. The latter position pays an average of $60K annually. As Chiropractic Assistants progress in their field, many go on to become Office Manager of a Medical Offices. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $37K per year. Another common career choice for Chiropractic Assistants is to move into a Chiropractic Therapy Assistant role. Typically, Chiropractic Therapy Assistants get paid $25K.

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Popular Skills for Chiropractic Assistant


Survey takers working as Chiropractic Assistants report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Rehabilitation, Customer Relations, Billing, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Chiropractic Techniques. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Office Administration and Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Chiropractic Assistant

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $25K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $28K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $30K. Chiropractic Assistants with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $31K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,918

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Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, Chiropractic Assistants in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Chiropractic Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+20 percent), Phoenix (+20 percent), Austin (+18 percent), and Raleigh (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cincinnati, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Chiropractic Assistant Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Chiropractic Assistant Salaries

Rehabilitation
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Patient Education
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National Average
$26,000

Chiropractic Techniques
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 83%
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