How Much Do Chiropractors Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


Chiropractors assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$83830 per year
Hourly wage
$40 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$35,390 to $53,070 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$17 to $26 per hour

Entry-level Chiropractors with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $35,390 to $53,070 per year or $17 to $26 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Chiropractors to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $66 $137,950
Senior (Top 25%) $47 $98,050
Middle (Mid 50%) $34 $70,720
Junior (Bottom 25%) $26 $53,070
No experience (Bottom 10%) $17 $35,390

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $61 $125,860
MO $51 $106,870
OK $51 $105,170
NJ $50 $103,120
CT $49 $102,290
OH $49 $101,000
NC $48 $99,710
HI $48 $99,070
WI $47 $98,280
AL $47 $96,830

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Chiropractor is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Chiropractors are in the states of WA, MO, OK, NJ and CT.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $100340 $48.24
Outpatient Care Centers $99640 $47.91
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $96680 $46.48
Offices of Physicians $95470 $45.90
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $89990 $43.26
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $83010 $39.91

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