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Chiropractic Assistant Salary

Women account for the majority of Chiropractic Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $11.89 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a fifth, and less than one-tenth earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chiropractic Assistants. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,115 - $39,048
(Median)
$20K
$28K
$39K
MEDIAN: $27,692
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$9.32 - $15.43
(Median)
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$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,115 - $39,048  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,253  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $1,950  
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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$19,520 - $33,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.32 - $15.43  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,253  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $1,950  
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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$19,520 - $33,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,255

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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. However, Chiropractic Assistants typically graduate to Office Managers of Medical Offices or Chiropractic Therapy Assistants.

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Popular Skills for Chiropractic Assistant


Chiropractic Assistants seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Patient Education, Rehabilitation, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 16 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Office Administration tend to be skilled in Scheduling as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Chiropractic Assistant

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


For Chiropractic Assistants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $24K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $27K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $29K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $31K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


For Chiropractic Assistants, working in the bustling city of Chicago has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Chiropractic Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+21 percent), Minneapolis (+11 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), and Baltimore (+10 percent). Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Cincinnati and Charlotte (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Chiropractic Assistant Salaries




National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Chiropractic Assistant Salaries

Patient Education
up arrow 21%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 16%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 6%

Office Management
up arrow 4%

xray
up arrow 4%

Billing
up arrow 3%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

Medical Records
0%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 252 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

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%
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