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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-1011 Chiropractors

Assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment.


National estimates for Chiropractors
Industry profile for Chiropractors
Geographic profile for Chiropractors

National estimates for Chiropractors:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Chiropractors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
34,760 2.7 % $ 40.30 $ 83,830 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Chiropractors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.01 $ 25.51 $ 34.00 $ 47.14 $ 66.32
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,390 $ 53,070 $ 70,720 $ 98,050 $ 137,950


Industry profile for Chiropractors:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Chiropractors are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Chiropractors, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Chiropractors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 32,390 3.59 $ 39.91 $ 83,010
Offices of Physicians 1,160 0.04 $ 45.90 $ 95,470
Outpatient Care Centers 270 0.03 $ 47.91 $ 99,640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 120 0.00 $ 43.26 $ 89,990
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 50 0.02 $ 46.48 $ 96,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Chiropractors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 32,390 3.59 $ 39.91 $ 83,010
Offices of Physicians 1,160 0.04 $ 45.90 $ 95,470
Outpatient Care Centers 270 0.03 $ 47.91 $ 99,640
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 50 0.02 $ 46.48 $ 96,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 120 0.00 $ 43.26 $ 89,990

Top paying industries for Chiropractors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $ 48.24 $ 100,340
Outpatient Care Centers 270 0.03 $ 47.91 $ 99,640
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 50 0.02 $ 46.48 $ 96,680
Offices of Physicians 1,160 0.04 $ 45.90 $ 95,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 120 (7) $ 43.26 $ 89,990


Geographic profile for Chiropractors:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Chiropractors are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Chiropractors, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Chiropractors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 3,120 0.37 1.48 $ 40.75 $ 84,750
California 2,670 0.16 0.65 $ 34.76 $ 72,300
Texas 2,660 0.22 0.88 $ 41.83 $ 87,000
Illinois 1,950 0.35 1.38 $ 42.04 $ 87,450
New York 1,660 0.19 0.76 $ 40.97 $ 85,230




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Chiropractors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 260 0.65 2.60 $ 40.72 $ 84,690
Nebraska 530 0.57 2.26 $ 34.62 $ 72,010
Montana 260 0.56 2.26 $ 25.99 $ 54,050
Iowa 790 0.54 2.15 $ 30.94 $ 64,350
Minnesota 1,370 0.51 2.02 $ 44.97 $ 93,540




Top paying states for Chiropractors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 730 0.23 0.91 $ 60.51 $ 125,860
Missouri 800 0.30 1.19 $ 51.38 $ 106,870
Oklahoma 450 0.29 1.15 $ 50.56 $ 105,170
New Jersey 700 0.19 0.74 $ 49.57 $ 103,120
Connecticut 240 0.15 0.61 $ 49.18 $ 102,290





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Chiropractors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,740 0.20 0.79 $ 43.72 $ 90,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,380 0.32 1.27 $ 41.77 $ 86,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,080 0.58 2.33 $ 44.47 $ 92,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,060 0.18 0.73 $ 31.38 $ 65,270
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 840 0.65 2.59 $ 39.72 $ 82,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 820 0.23 0.91 $ 42.52 $ 88,430
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 750 0.30 1.19 $ 37.43 $ 77,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 670 0.25 1.02 $ 30.23 $ 62,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 660 0.22 0.87 $ 51.39 $ 106,890
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 630 0.55 2.19 $ 33.66 $ 70,020




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Chiropractors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missoula, MT 50 0.86 3.44 $ 24.59 $ 51,150
Fargo, ND-MN 110 0.83 3.33 $ 38.42 $ 79,910
Rockford, IL 100 0.76 3.04 $ 62.42 $ 129,840
Johnstown, PA 30 0.72 2.89 $ 33.04 $ 68,720
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 60 0.70 2.81 $ 20.54 $ 42,730
Rapid City, SD 40 0.69 2.78 $ 52.36 $ 108,900
Eau Claire, WI 50 0.68 2.74 $ 48.68 $ 101,260
Grand Junction, CO 40 0.66 2.62 $ 28.95 $ 60,220
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 840 0.65 2.59 $ 39.72 $ 82,610
Anchorage, AK 110 0.64 2.56 $ 43.22 $ 89,890




Top paying metropolitan areas for Chiropractors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 131.51 $ 273,530
Raleigh, NC (8) (8) (8) $ 71.84 $ 149,430
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) $ 67.29 $ 139,970
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 160 0.15 0.60 $ 66.09 $ 137,470
Akron, OH 80 0.24 0.96 $ 64.55 $ 134,270
Evansville, IN-KY 40 0.26 1.04 $ 63.44 $ 131,950
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 460 0.24 0.95 $ 63.15 $ 131,360
Rockford, IL 100 0.76 3.04 $ 62.42 $ 129,840
Peoria, IL 60 0.37 1.48 $ 62.29 $ 129,570
Erie, PA (8) (8) (8) $ 61.58 $ 128,080

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Chiropractors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.45 1.79 $ 20.52 $ 42,670
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.61 2.45 $ 36.77 $ 76,490
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.48 1.92 $ 16.55 $ 34,430
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.50 2.01 $ 37.98 $ 79,000
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.69 2.77 $ 23.98 $ 49,880

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Chiropractors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.69 2.77 $ 23.98 $ 49,880
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 2.67 $ 45.83 $ 95,330
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.61 2.46 $ 26.78 $ 55,710
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.61 2.45 $ 36.77 $ 76,490
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.61 2.45 $ 30.53 $ 63,490

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Chiropractors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.22 $ 53.18 $ 110,620
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 1.26 $ 51.47 $ 107,060
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 46.37 $ 96,460
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 2.67 $ 45.83 $ 95,330
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.18 $ 45.03 $ 93,660


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021