Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
33,630 2.5 % $40.07 $83,350 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.61 $24.54 $33.00 $47.13 $69.58
Annual Wage (2) $34,550 $51,040 $68,640 $98,040 $144,730


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 30,960 3.53 $39.64 $82,450
Offices of Physicians 1,900 0.07 $48.35 $100,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 370 0.01 $32.81 $68,250
Employment Services 110 0.00 $39.36 $81,860
Outpatient Care Centers 100 0.01 $36.20 $75,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 30,960 3.53 $39.64 $82,450
Offices of Physicians 1,900 0.07 $48.35 $100,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 370 0.01 $32.81 $68,250
Outpatient Care Centers 100 0.01 $36.20 $75,300
Employment Services 110 0.00 $39.36 $81,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 1,900 0.07 $48.35 $100,570
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 30,960 3.53 $39.64 $82,450
Employment Services 110 (7) $39.36 $81,860
Outpatient Care Centers 100 0.01 $36.20 $75,300
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 370 0.01 $32.81 $68,250


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,480 0.21 0.88 $39.88 $82,950
Florida 2,110 0.25 1.06 $43.35 $90,170
New York 2,030 0.22 0.93 $43.22 $89,900
Texas 1,940 0.16 0.69 $37.42 $77,840
Illinois 1,510 0.25 1.08 $41.74 $86,820




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 250 0.61 2.58 $31.83 $66,200
Montana 230 0.50 2.11 $29.90 $62,180
Nebraska 470 0.48 2.04 $39.86 $82,920
Iowa 690 0.45 1.89 $40.44 $84,120
Wisconsin 1,220 0.43 1.83 $39.49 $82,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 80 0.18 0.75 $71.10 $147,900
Tennessee 480 0.16 0.69 $58.95 $122,620
Connecticut 190 0.11 0.48 $54.39 $113,130
Alaska 100 0.32 1.35 $51.25 $106,600
Colorado 980 0.38 1.62 $47.76 $99,350



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Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 990 0.22 0.95 $45.44 $94,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 820 0.31 1.33 $27.46 $57,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 790 0.40 1.68 $34.81 $72,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 740 0.20 0.86 $46.35 $96,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 650 0.34 1.43 $38.85 $80,810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 610 0.37 1.58 (8) (8)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 610 0.24 1.04 $36.37 $75,650
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.37 1.55 $40.61 $84,480
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 510 0.39 1.65 $54.94 $114,270
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 500 0.35 1.48 $41.95 $87,260


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bend-Redmond, OR 80 0.97 4.12 $27.50 $57,200
Dubuque, IA 50 0.85 3.58 $31.50 $65,530
Janesville-Beloit, WI 50 0.82 3.47 $38.46 $80,000
Fargo, ND-MN 100 0.75 3.18 $28.10 $58,450
Boulder, CO 130 0.75 3.17 $29.67 $61,710
Prescott, AZ 50 0.74 3.12 $27.75 $57,710
Sheboygan, WI 40 0.73 3.10 $61.03 $126,950
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.73 3.09 (8) (8)
Bismarck, ND 50 0.69 2.92 $28.82 $59,950
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 120 0.65 2.74 $40.02 $83,240


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $90.99 $189,260
Colorado Springs, CO 150 0.54 2.28 $88.39 $183,860
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $83.92 $174,550
Toledo, OH 80 0.27 1.15 $69.97 $145,540
Flint, MI (8) (8) (8) $67.81 $141,040
Reno, NV 40 0.20 0.84 $66.53 $138,390
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.20 0.83 $64.53 $134,210
Sheboygan, WI 40 0.73 3.10 $61.03 $126,950
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $59.12 $122,970
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 180 0.16 0.66 $58.31 $121,290

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.54 2.30 $30.16 $62,720
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.44 1.88 $36.26 $75,420
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.30 1.28 $34.58 $71,920
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.68 2.88 $34.21 $71,150
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 2.86 $36.41 $75,740

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 1.04 4.40 $23.39 $48,650
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.80 3.39 $32.73 $68,070
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.79 3.34 $24.26 $50,450
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 3.14 $31.47 $65,450
Northwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.73 3.10 $33.03 $68,700

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.17 $66.27 $137,830
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.68 $60.61 $126,060
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 0.52 $52.51 $109,210
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 0.94 $43.73 $90,970
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 2.39 $40.82 $84,900


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018