Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
32,960 2.3 % $39.04 $81,210 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.57 $22.82 $32.46 $46.52 $67.80
Annual Wage (2) $32,380 $47,460 $67,520 $96,770 $141,030


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 30,330 3.62 $38.85 $80,800
Offices of Physicians 1,440 0.06 $41.25 $85,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 530 0.01 $31.47 $65,450
Outpatient Care Centers 190 0.02 $40.02 $83,230
Employment Services 130 0.00 $36.33 $75,560

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 30,330 3.62 $38.85 $80,800
Offices of Physicians 1,440 0.06 $41.25 $85,790
Outpatient Care Centers 190 0.02 $40.02 $83,230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 530 0.01 $31.47 $65,450
Employment Services 130 0.00 $36.33 $75,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 1,440 0.06 $41.25 $85,790
Outpatient Care Centers 190 0.02 $40.02 $83,230
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 30,330 3.62 $38.85 $80,800
Employment Services 130 (7) $36.33 $75,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $32.05 $66,670


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 2,970 0.19 0.79 $39.53 $82,210
Texas 2,150 0.18 0.78 $31.13 $64,750
Florida 2,070 0.25 1.07 $43.63 $90,760
New York 1,840 0.20 0.86 $43.54 $90,570
Illinois 1,650 0.28 1.19 $34.11 $70,940




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 0.59 2.51 $33.66 $70,010
Iowa 730 0.48 2.04 $37.96 $78,960
Wisconsin 1,290 0.46 1.96 $39.50 $82,170
Montana 200 0.45 1.92 $30.87 $64,200
Nebraska 420 0.44 1.86 $37.08 $77,120




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 110 0.23 0.96 $64.55 $134,270
New Jersey 740 0.19 0.80 $59.28 $123,310
Delaware 130 0.29 1.22 $56.08 $116,650
Alaska 90 0.27 1.15 $54.05 $112,430
Tennessee 400 0.14 0.59 $51.59 $107,310





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.16 0.69 $46.02 $95,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 900 0.25 1.05 $32.59 $67,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 780 0.18 0.79 $45.58 $94,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 680 0.26 1.13 $46.30 $96,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 670 0.35 1.47 $35.27 $73,360
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 600 0.25 1.05 $34.30 $71,340
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 590 0.42 1.79 $30.19 $62,790
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 570 0.44 1.88 $54.22 $112,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 550 0.29 1.23 $36.44 $75,800
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 530 0.18 0.77 $26.19 $54,470




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 60 0.86 3.65 (8) (8)
Janesville-Beloit, WI 50 0.82 3.48 $33.01 $68,650
Dubuque, IA 50 0.82 3.51 $29.38 $61,120
Bismarck, ND 60 0.81 3.47 $29.52 $61,390
Lawrence, KS 40 0.74 3.13 $38.35 $79,760
Eau Claire, WI 60 0.71 3.00 $39.31 $81,770
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 50 0.69 2.93 $37.51 $78,030
Fargo, ND-MN 90 0.66 2.82 $25.95 $53,970
Grand Forks, ND-MN 30 0.61 2.59 $31.58 $65,680
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 110 0.61 2.61 $35.94 $74,760