Licensed Acupuncturist Salary

Median pay for Licensed Acupuncturists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $59K per year. The majority of Licensed Acupuncturists (60 percent) who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in three, and close to an eighth earn dental coverage. Most Licensed Acupuncturists report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,147 - $92,738
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$59K
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MEDIAN: $58,958
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$24.75 - $82.43
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$0$119K
Salary $31,147 - $92,738
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$43,349 - $119,255
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25
Hourly Data $0$82
Hourly Rate $24.75 - $82.43
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $36.00
Annual Data $0$119K
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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$43,349 - $119,255
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Licensed Acupuncturist

A licensed acupuncturist is required to pass the national certification exam in acupuncture. Licensed acupuncturists have accumulated an average of 2,700 hours of master's-level training, hundreds of hours of clinical experience, and at least 250 actual patient treatments before actual licensure. Training can be comprised of home study and videotaped lectures. An acupuncturist will need to complete a course in clean-needle technique that teaches the prevention of the spread of disease. Coursework also includes anatomy, biophysics, and nutrition, as well as courses specific to Oriental medicine, including herbalism and needle technique. All must pass a written exam.

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Licensed Acupuncturist Tasks

  • Assess clients' soft tissue condition, nerves and blood vessels to determine appropriate acupressure sites.
  • Place small needles into predetermined sites on a patient's skin to relieve pain or stress.
  • Confer with clients about their medical histories and any problems with stress or pain in order to determine what acupuncture techniques would be helpful.

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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Acupuncturist

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Acupuncturist has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Acupuncturist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Acupuncturist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Licensed Acupuncturist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 9 salaries. A Licensed Acupuncturist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Licensed Acupuncturist

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Licensed Acupuncturist Salaries

Experienced
▲39%

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 65%