Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
32,080 2.3 % $37.68 $78,370 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.05 $21.80 $30.98 $45.20 $67.59
Annual Wage (2) $31,310 $45,350 $64,440 $94,010 $140,580


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 29,550 3.67 $37.52 $78,050
Offices of Physicians 1,330 0.05 $38.11 $79,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 450 0.01 $28.09 $58,420
Outpatient Care Centers 270 0.04 $50.79 $105,640
Employment Services 80 0.00 $31.68 $65,900

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 29,550 3.67 $37.52 $78,050
Offices of Physicians 1,330 0.05 $38.11 $79,270
Outpatient Care Centers 270 0.04 $50.79 $105,640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 450 0.01 $28.09 $58,420
Employment Services 80 0.00 $31.68 $65,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 270 0.04 $50.79 $105,640
Offices of Physicians 1,330 0.05 $38.11 $79,270
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 29,550 3.67 $37.52 $78,050
Employment Services 80 (7) $31.68 $65,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 450 0.01 $28.09 $58,420


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 2,860 0.18 0.79 $39.46 $82,080
Texas 2,100 0.18 0.78 $27.55 $57,310
Florida 2,020 0.26 1.10 $42.15 $87,670
New York 1,680 0.19 0.80 $44.17 $91,880
Illinois 1,630 0.28 1.20 $31.26 $65,010



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 240 0.54 2.34 $33.32 $69,310
Nebraska 480 0.50 2.17 $37.30 $77,580
South Dakota 180 0.44 1.88 $41.20 $85,700
Wisconsin 1,190 0.43 1.84 $36.65 $76,230
Iowa 650 0.43 1.84 $34.84 $72,460



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.23 0.98 $66.68 $138,690
New Jersey 730 0.19 0.80 $61.04 $126,960
Delaware 110 0.26 1.11 $56.73 $118,000
Indiana 520 0.18 0.76 $49.99 $103,980
Connecticut 220 0.13 0.56 $47.54 $98,880




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 1,030 0.16 0.68 $47.85 $99,520
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 910 0.26 1.10 $28.57 $59,420
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 770 0.41 1.77 $34.24 $71,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 770 0.19 0.80 $44.31 $92,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 740 0.30 1.29 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 690 0.37 1.57 $29.17 $60,680
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 640 0.46 1.99 $27.24 $56,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 530 0.22 0.95 $40.34 $83,900
Pittsburgh, PA 500 0.44 1.88 $36.83 $76,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 500 0.17 0.73 $19.35 $40,250



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)
Bismarck, ND 60 0.83 3.56 $27.23 $56,630
Flint, MI 100 0.76 3.25 $28.13 $58,510
Grand Island, NE 30 0.74 3.16 (8) (8)
Eau Claire, WI 60 0.71 3.07 $36.42 $75,740
Lawrence, KS 30 0.69 2.98 $45.72 $95,100
Janesville-Beloit, WI 40 0.66 2.83 $33.35 $69,360
Salem, OR 100 0.63 2.70 $54.37 $113,090
Mansfield, OH 30 0.62 2.68 (8) (8)
Bend-Redmond, OR 40 0.62 2.66 $58.29 $121,240
Sheboygan, WI 40 0.61 2.60 (8) (8)