Chiropractic Assistant Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Chiropractic Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.35 per hour. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Around one in seven enjoy medical while less than one-tenth 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 numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$18,034 - $38,573
$18K
$28K
$39K
MEDIAN: $28,248
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$9.72 - $15.72
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MEDIAN: $12.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$18,034 - $38,573  
   
Bonus
$154.56 - $2,509  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$20,152 - $33,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $15.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$13.00 - $24.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$154.56 - $2,509  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$20,152 - $33,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,014
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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. Becoming an Office Manager of a Medical Office is, more often than not, the most common role that Chiropractic Assistants move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $37K. Another frequent advance is for Chiropractic Assistants to assume a Chiropractic Therapy Assistant role; in this role, workers often earn $25K.

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Popular Skills for Chiropractic Assistant


Chiropractic Assistants report using a large range of 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 in pay of 5 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Chiropractic Techniques. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Office Administration and Insurance.

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $25K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $28K. Chiropractic Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $30K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $31K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,008

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

For those looking to make money, Chiropractic Assistants in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Chiropractic Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+21 percent), Austin (+19 percent), Raleigh (+18 percent), and Portland (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cincinnati, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (7 percent lower) and Las Vegas (4 percent lower).

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 135 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

▲20%

▲14%

▲9%

National Average
$26,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Chiropractic Assistant Salaries

▲5%



▲4%




▲1%


Patient Education
▼0%

Physical Therapy
▼0%

Medical Terminology
▼0%

National Average
$26,000

xray
▼1%

Rehabilitation
▼2%

Chiropractic Techniques
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

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: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 84%
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