Income and benefits
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for chiropractors was $70,340 in 2019. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $35,290, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $147,480.
The top paying industry for chiropractors in the United States was offices of physicians, where the median annual salary was $88,020. This was followed by offices of chiropractors, where the median annual salary was $69,460.
It is important to note that earning for chiropractor will vary significantly with the number of years they have in practice, their geographic region and the hours worked.
Autonomy and Flexibility
As chiropractors are highly qualified, they often get to make lots of decisions regarding their patients care. Therefore, there is a lot of autonomy in the career. Chiropractors can also become self-employed and own their own practice. As a result, their working hours can be quite flexible.
Locations and commute
According to Zippia, the best states to be an chiropractor, based on salary and total number of jobs, were:
- Florida, where the average annual salary is $69,525
- Vermont, where the average annual salary is $75,065
- Arizona, where the average annual salary is $69,893
- South Dakota, where the average annual salary is $62,142
- New Mexico, where the average annual salary is $64,447
The worst states for chiropractors were Washington, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Delaware and District of Columbia.
The largest employer of chiropractors in the United States was offices of chiropractors, which employed 63% of all chiropractors in the United States. 31% of chiropractors in the United States were self-employed workers, and a further 3% were employed by offices of physicians.
Chiropractors typically work in office settings. They may work with other healthcare professionals and they may be on their feet for long periods of time.