Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
28,850 2.5 % $37.70 $78,410 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.90 $21.46 $31.40 $45.71 $68.00
Annual Wage (2) $30,980 $44,640 $65,300 $95,070 $141,440


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 26,830 3.61 $37.62 $78,260
Offices of Physicians 1,090 0.04 $37.39 $77,770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 300 0.01 $28.99 $60,310
Offices of Dentists 200 0.02 $60.34 $125,500
Outpatient Care Centers 180 0.03 $50.29 $104,610

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 26,830 3.61 $37.62 $78,260
Offices of Physicians 1,090 0.04 $37.39 $77,770
Outpatient Care Centers 180 0.03 $50.29 $104,610
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $40.69 $84,630
Offices of Dentists 200 0.02 $60.34 $125,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 200 0.02 $60.34 $125,500
Outpatient Care Centers 180 0.03 $50.29 $104,610
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $40.69 $84,630
Employment Services 30 (7) $38.40 $79,870
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 26,830 3.61 $37.62 $78,260


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 2,070 0.14 0.65 $42.31 $88,000
Florida 1,870 0.25 1.15 $36.56 $76,050
Texas 1,740 0.16 0.73 $28.36 $58,990
Illinois 1,650 0.29 1.33 $42.22 $87,820
Michigan 1,520 0.38 1.75 $36.80 $76,530




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)
South Dakota 190 0.48 2.21 $31.73 $66,010
Nebraska 430 0.46 2.13 $32.29 $67,160
Montana 190 0.43 1.99 $29.44 $61,230
Oregon 680 0.41 1.91 $29.19 $60,720
North Dakota 170 0.39 1.79 $36.78 $76,510




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 1.06 $73.50 $152,890
Ohio 1,120 0.22 1.01 $54.93 $114,260
New Jersey 710 0.18 0.85 $48.60 $101,090
North Carolina 600 0.15 0.69 $48.38 $100,640
Massachusetts 420 0.13 0.60 $47.42 $98,630





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 910 0.17 0.80 $44.76 $93,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 900 0.24 1.12 $43.64 $90,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 670 0.37 1.72 $35.15 $73,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 650 0.36 1.67 $32.60 $67,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 620 0.27 1.24 $24.54 $51,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.15 0.67 $52.80 $109,820
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 490 0.44 2.04 $42.85 $89,130
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 450 0.35 1.62 $31.43 $65,370
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 440 0.43 1.98 $27.05 $56,250
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 400 0.19 0.86 $19.66 $40,900




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)
Prescott, AZ 50 0.89 4.08 (8) (8)
Rockford, IL 120 0.81 3.74 $69.35 $144,250
Rapid City, SD 50 0.76 3.50 $35.18 $73,180
Eau Claire, WI 60 0.73 3.35 (8) (8)
Flint, MI 90 0.70 3.20 $31.22 $64,930
St. Cloud, MN 60 0.63 2.90 $34.21 $71,160
Lincoln, NE 100 0.63 2.87 $27.94 $58,120
Greeley, CO 50 0.59 2.72 $32.56 $67,720
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 100 0.58 2.66 $36.27 $75,440
Bloomington, IN 40 0.57 2.62 $21.97 $45,700




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)
Anchorage, AK 50 0.28 1.27 $81.26 $169,030
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 50 0.32 1.45 $70.97 $147,620
Rockford, IL 120 0.81 3.74 $69.35 $144,250
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH (8) (8) (8) $66.59 $138,510
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 70 0.21 0.95 $66.08 $137,450
Springfield, MA-CT 50 0.18 0.83 $63.29 $131,650
Columbus, OH 150 0.16 0.75 $63.16 $131,360
Greensboro-High Point, NC 30 0.09 0.43 $60.85 $126,560
Salem, OR 70 0.47 2.17 $57.38 $119,350
Canton-Massillon, OH 50 0.30 1.37 $56.83 $118,200

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.28 1.30 $27.93 $58,100
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 3.15 $36.96 $76,870
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 2.52 $37.95 $78,940
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.30 1.39 $58.03 $120,710
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 2.67 $30.42 $63,280

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)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 3.15 $36.96 $76,870
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 3.08 $19.50 $40,570
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 2.96 $34.44 $71,640
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 2.69 $27.06 $56,280
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 2.69 (8) (8)

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.95 $61.03 $126,950
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.91 $58.76 $122,220
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.30 1.39 $58.03 $120,710
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 0.87 $57.11 $118,800
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.16 0.75 $52.35 $108,880


About May 2013 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 mean 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014