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Chiropractors Salary

Being a chiropractor is a very sensitive job that demands a lot of knowledge and attention.If you are interested in how much do chiropractors make per year, read our comprehensive information below.

According to the BLS salary reports, a chiropractor in the United States, earns around $132,388 per year. The annual income of the upper 10% of the chiropractors is around over $228,140 a year, and the lower 10% of chiropractors make less than $31,030 a year.

Taking into consideration the type of work settings, the medium hourly wage and the annual salary of a chiropractor is :

-chiropractors that are employed at employment services, make an hourly wage of $41,99, respectively $87,340 per year
-chiropractors working at offices of physicians make around $36,58 per hour, respectively $81,760 a year
-chiropractors working at dentist offices make around $59,81 per hour, respectively $124,410 a year
-chiropractors working at other health practitioner offices make around $38,21 per hour , respectively $74,480 a year.

How Much Do Chiropractors Make Per Year and Chiropractor Job Description


Chiropractors are also known as chiropractic practitioners, are healthcare professionals who tend, direct and help the progress of the chiropractic treatment of patients. Usually chiropractors are treating patients with musculoskeletal health conditions, that involve the ligaments, bones, tendons and muscles.

They use a wide range of techniques, like massage therapy, acupuncture, ultrasound, musculoskeletal therapy which includes spinal manipulation meant to treat patients with various conditions, like neck or back pain.

The main duty of chiropractors, include also the evaluation of the patient’s medical condition, they have to perform physical examinations, assessing the spine and posture of the patient, obtaining the diagnostics reports, administering additional treatment like heat or cold application to the injured areas of the body, directing patients with critical conditions to specialized medics and recommending healthy lifestyle to patients who have chronic conditions. Also, chiropractors alleviate pain by treating patients with application of braces, shoe inserts or tape straps.

How Much Do Chiropractors Make – 
Chiropractor Salary in the United States

A starters average rate of hourly pay for a chiropractor salary working in the United States starts around a minimum of $16 and increases to $45 per hour. This rate increases gradually from $24.57-$61.6 depending on overtime. The average salary for a chiropractor varies ranges from $30,612 to $101,100 per year. The annual bonus resides around $19,987.

The annual profit sharing is about $31,943 and commission varies from $1,500 to $18,000. That means that the yearly salary of a chiropractor ranges from $33,224 to $110,402 per year.

According to the BLS percentiles, the average salary of 90% of chiropractors has been around $228,140 annually. Up to 75% of them received $182,508, 50% received around $112,498, 25% received $94,389 and 10% received under $46,060 per year.


BLS reports have shown that based on the work experience, the hourly pay rate and annual salary varies as follows:

-a chiropractor with less than 1 year of experience will make between $30,094 and $90,4022 a year
-a chiropractor with a work experience between 1 and 4 years, will make from $16 to $45 per hour and $25,552 to $78,462
-a chiropractor with 5 to 9 years of experience has a salary of around, $22,50 to $40,21 per hour and $36,246 to $102,890 a year
-a chiropractor with 10 to 19 years of work experience will make between $29,48 to $55,46 per hour and $39,674 to $114,753 per year
-a chiropractor with over 20 years of experience will have a salary of around $24,57 to $61,67 per hour and $48,081 to $146,809 per year.

How Much Do Chiropractors Make – Chiropractor Salary per state

Again, BLS statistics, have shown that, the best paying states in the US when it comes to chiropractors, are Alaska, with a pay of $157,420, North Carolina with $113,330, Massachusetts with $106,340, Chicago with $102,010, Minnesota with $103,240, Washington with $173,220, Florida $145,950, Arkansas $167,280, Ohio with $126,006, Michigan$118,270 and West Kentucky with an annual pay of $109,840.
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