Chiropractor Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Chiropractor is $51,827 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Nutrition Support and Patient Education. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Chiropractor Salary (?
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$30,881 - $100,631
(Median)
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52K
75K
100K
MEDIAN: $51,826
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Chiropractor Salary (?
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$12.41 - $57.81
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,881 - $100,631  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,071  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $150,000  
Commission
$1,030 - $55,902  
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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$32,757 - $104,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $57.81  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $39.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,071  
   
Commission
$1,030 - $55,902  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $150,000  
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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$32,757 - $104,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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Job Description for Chiropractor

Chiropractors are alternative health practitioners who evaluate, diagnose and perform a series of manual adjustments to the spine, or other articulations of the body, to correct the musculoskeletal system and treat health problems associated with the muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems.
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Chiropractor Tasks
  • Analyze x-rays to locate the sources of patients' difficulties and to rule out fractures or diseases as sources of problems.
  • Obtain, record and maintain patients' medical histories.
  • Counsel and advise patients about nutrition, exercise, stress management, and recommended courses of treatment.
  • Evaluate, diagnose and perform a series of manual adjustments to the spine, or other articulations of the body, to correct the musculoskeletal system.
  • Consult with and refer patients to appropriate health practitioners when necessary.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chiropractor

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

Pay Difference By Location

Pittsburgh
up arrow 40%
New York
up arrow 29%
San Diego
up arrow 7%
Los Angeles
up arrow 6%
Orlando
up arrow 6%
Dallas
up arrow 4%
Louisville
up arrow 4%
National Average
$57,000
Miami
up arrow 7%
Atlanta
up arrow 10%
Chicago
up arrow 11%
Austin
up arrow 12%
Seattle
up arrow 13%
Denver
up arrow 16%
Portland
up arrow 18%
Buffalo
up arrow 34%
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Experience Affects Chiropractor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%
Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Chiropractor Salaries

Nutrition Support
up arrow 51%
Patient Education
up arrow 32%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 8%
National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 301 votes.

Gender

Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 61%