Chiropractic Assistant Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Chiropractic Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.48 per hour. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Roughly a seventh enjoy medical while less than 10 percent get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in twenty. For the most part, Chiropractic Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$18,574 - $37,722
$19K
$29K
$38K
MEDIAN: $29,012
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$9.83 - $16.03
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$0$37K
Salary $18,574 - $37,722
Bonus $173.60 - $2,060
Profit Sharing $1,150
Commission $2,700
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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$20,432 - $34,342
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 83
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.83 - $16.03
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $14.43 - $24.84
Annual Data $0$34K
Bonus $173.60 - $2,060
Commission $2,700
Profit Sharing $1,150
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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$20,432 - $34,342
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 974

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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At the upper end, Chiropractic Assistants who move into a Chiropractor role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Chiropractors is a much higher $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.

Chiropractic Assistant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Chiropractic Assistant


Chiropractic Assistants report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, Billing, Insurance, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Chiropractic Techniques and Rehabilitation. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed 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

National Average: $26,480

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

For Chiropractic Assistants, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Chiropractic Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+19 percent), Austin (+18 percent), Raleigh (+16 percent), and Portland (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Cincinnati is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (8 percent lower) and Las Vegas (5 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 Waterford:
Pros: The people and the children really put a smile on your face.
Cons: The pay and sometimes the hours.

Chiropractic Assistant in Rochester:
Pros: Seeing patients improvement from treatment.
Cons: Insurance companies.

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.

Chiropractic Assistant in Laredo:
"A lot of responsibility. Do physical therapy under doctor."
Pros: Everything I'm learning. So much.
Cons: No benefits. Changing doctors all the time. Short in staff.

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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 176 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Chiropractic Assistant Salaries

▲18%

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$26,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Chiropractic Assistant Salaries

▲3%



▲2%




National Average
$26,000


▼1%

Medical Terminology
▼1%

Patient Education
▼2%

Physical Therapy
▼2%

xray
▼2%

Rehabilitation
▼4%

Chiropractic Techniques
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 85%