Sunday, November 1, 2020

Chiropractor Pay in the Top 20 Metropolitan Areas

There were just over 35,000 chiropractors working in the U.S. as of May 2019 according to data available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). While sometimes found working in physician offices, outpatient care centers and hospitals, more than 90% of chiropractors work in offices of non-physician healthcare practitioners.  With advanced training and technical skills, the average chiropractor earns more than workers in most occupations.  As of May 2019, the BLS estimated that the national mean wage for chiropractors was $85,010 per year, well above the $53,490 annual mean wage for all occupations in the U.S.  While most chiropractors earn incomes in excess of the average annual wages of most workers, there is a very wide disparity from region-to-region in chiropractors' annual mean wages.  As of May 2019, BLS data shows the following about chiropractor pay in the top 20 metropolitan areas:

Metropolitan Area # Employed Annual Mean Wages
1 New York-Newark-Jersey City 1,680 $100,290
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 1,490 $67,090
3 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin 1,240 $91,830
4 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 790 $93,490
5 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 490 $100,780
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria 640 $105,550
7 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach 650 $96,860
8 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington 540 $77,240
9 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta 670 $59,900
10 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler 670 $66,810
11 Boston-Cambridge-Newton 380 $93,170
12 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley 440 $79,240
13 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario N/A N/A
14 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn 420 $71,600
15 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 660 N/A
16 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington 880 $91,060
17 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad 200 $101,610
18 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater 630 $91,680
19 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood 440 $68,030
20 St. Louis 410 $91,430
National 35,010 $85,010

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on October 26, 2020