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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
35,810 2.5 % $ 39.06 $ 81,240 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Chiropractors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.98 $ 24.27 $ 36.06 $ 47.48 $ 61.90
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,400 $ 50,470 $ 75,000 $ 98,760 $ 128,750


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 33,900 3.48 $ 38.86 $ 80,840
Offices of Physicians 1,030 0.04 $ 39.97 $ 83,140
Outpatient Care Centers 290 0.03 $ 44.85 $ 93,290
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 90 0.03 $ 39.90 $ 82,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 80 0.00 $ 47.55 $ 98,910

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 33,900 3.48 $ 38.86 $ 80,840
Offices of Physicians 1,030 0.04 $ 39.97 $ 83,140
Outpatient Care Centers 290 0.03 $ 44.85 $ 93,290
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 90 0.03 $ 39.90 $ 82,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 80 0.00 $ 47.55 $ 98,910

Top paying industries for Chiropractors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 80 (7) $ 47.55 $ 98,910
Outpatient Care Centers 290 0.03 $ 44.85 $ 93,290
Offices of Physicians 1,030 0.04 $ 39.97 $ 83,140
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 90 0.03 $ 39.90 $ 82,990
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 33,900 3.48 $ 38.86 $ 80,840


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.



Map of employment of chiropractors by state, May 2021


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 3,350 0.39 1.53 $ 38.08 $ 79,210
Texas 2,520 0.21 0.81 $ 40.63 $ 84,500
California 2,350 0.14 0.56 $ 39.82 $ 82,820
Illinois 2,030 0.36 1.42 $ 37.62 $ 78,260
Georgia 1,610 0.37 1.45 $ 27.51 $ 57,220


Map of location quotient of chiropractors by state, May 2021


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)
South Dakota 260 0.62 2.44 $ 36.40 $ 75,710
Montana 290 0.61 2.41 $ 25.51 $ 53,070
North Dakota 230 0.58 2.30 $ 43.79 $ 91,080
Iowa 840 0.57 2.22 $ 29.10 $ 60,540
Nebraska 470 0.49 1.92 $ 39.04 $ 81,210


Map of annual mean wages of chiropractors by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Chiropractors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 230 0.15 0.58 $ 55.93 $ 116,340
New Jersey 730 0.19 0.75 $ 54.43 $ 113,220
Nevada 370 0.29 1.13 $ 54.05 $ 112,420
Massachusetts 780 0.23 0.90 $ 48.13 $ 100,120
New York 1,200 0.14 0.54 $ 46.82 $ 97,380



Map of employment of chiropractors by area, May 2021


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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,480 0.35 1.37 $ 36.59 $ 76,120
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,210 0.14 0.55 $ 54.53 $ 113,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,190 0.46 1.81 $ 26.11 $ 54,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,030 0.18 0.71 $ 39.96 $ 83,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 900 0.25 0.98 $ 41.92 $ 87,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 860 0.47 1.85 $ 43.10 $ 89,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 800 0.38 1.49 $ 35.67 $ 74,200
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 790 0.32 1.26 $ 38.81 $ 80,730
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 650 0.25 0.97 $ 37.74 $ 78,500
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 630 0.49 1.92 $ 34.21 $ 71,150


Map of location quotient of chiropractors by area, May 2021


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)
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 170 0.86 3.39 $ 32.61 $ 67,840
Missoula, MT 50 0.79 3.12 $ 26.76 $ 55,650
Bismarck, ND 50 0.72 2.82 $ 39.97 $ 83,140
Eau Claire, WI 50 0.67 2.63 $ 44.42 $ 92,400
Iowa City, IA 60 0.63 2.49 $ 26.36 $ 54,830
Lincoln, NE 110 0.63 2.46 $ 44.24 $ 92,020
St. Cloud, MN 60 0.62 2.45 $ 39.47 $ 82,100
Dubuque, IA 40 0.62 2.44 $ 26.88 $ 55,900
Rapid City, SD 40 0.60 2.37 $ 34.55 $ 71,860
Peoria, IL 90 0.59 2.33 $ 36.46 $ 75,830


Map of annual mean wages of chiropractors by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Chiropractors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.15 0.60 $ 67.52 $ 140,450
Reno, NV 90 0.39 1.52 $ 55.08 $ 114,560
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,210 0.14 0.55 $ 54.53 $ 113,420
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 250 0.27 1.06 $ 53.52 $ 111,330
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 50 0.23 0.90 $ 53.41 $ 111,090
St. Louis, MO-IL 340 0.27 1.05 $ 53.19 $ 110,630
Syracuse, NY 40 0.14 0.57 $ 52.91 $ 110,050
Green Bay, WI 90 0.53 2.08 $ 51.71 $ 107,570
Salem, OR 60 0.33 1.30 $ 51.59 $ 107,300
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.14 0.53 $ 50.67 $ 105,400

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.71 2.79 $ 27.31 $ 56,810
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.66 2.61 $ 43.04 $ 89,510
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.47 1.86 $ 38.21 $ 79,480
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.82 3.24 $ 24.58 $ 51,130
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.58 2.30 $ 27.87 $ 57,980

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 3.26 $ 36.23 $ 75,350
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.82 3.24 $ 24.58 $ 51,130
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.82 3.21 $ 21.16 $ 44,010
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.79 3.12 $ 35.70 $ 74,250
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.79 3.12 $ 25.50 $ 53,040

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Chiropractors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 1.69 $ 56.05 $ 116,580
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.30 $ 51.93 $ 108,010
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 2.40 $ 49.77 $ 103,530
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 1.19 $ 48.31 $ 100,490
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 2.58 $ 47.07 $ 97,910


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022