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.
|Salary||$18,428 - $38,759|
|Bonus||$169.01 - $2,384|
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|$20,212 - $34,058|
|Hourly Rate||$9.74 - $15.89|
|Overtime||$13.92 - $24.01|
|Bonus||$169.01 - $2,384|
|Total Pay (||$20,212 - $34,058|
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.Read More...
Chiropractic assistants must possess excellent telephone skills and be willing to work with existing and new patients to help set up appointments. The assistant also serves as the “face” of the chiropractic office and should cheerfully greet each person arriving for an appointment and ensure that any delays or waiting time to see the chiropractor is communicated in a positive and patient-friendly manner.
The chiropractic assistant also helps keep records updated of patient visits and must have that information organized in a manner that allows the chiropractor to easily access this data. In part because many chiropractic services are generally not covered by insurance companies, the assistant is expected to process payments for patients as necessary.
The educational requirements for the position are normally a high school diploma or equivalent. In larger chiropractic practices, the chiropractors may prefer to hire persons with previous office experience in the field. Chiropractic assistants normally work regular business hours, although some chiropractors do offer a few days where evening appointments are accepted as well. Assistants need strong organizational skills and an ability to spend much of their workday on their feet. A good familiarity with computers and some data entry is also preferred.
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
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.
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
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.
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