Chiropractors

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Total Workforce

48.6k

Average Age

45.3

Estimated Job Growth

12.4%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$77,000

Average Male Salary

$87,800

Average Female Salary

$52,656

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Chiropractors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Offices of chiropractors is the industry that employs the most Chiropractors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Chiropractors, by average wage, is Hospitals. Chiropractors are paid most in Louisville/Jefferson County (Northeast) PUMA, KY but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$77,000

AVERAGE SALARY

± $9,044

In 2017, Chiropractors earned an average of $77,000, $24,936 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Chemists & materials scientists make somewhat more than Chiropractors while Training & development managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Chiropractors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.477

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Chiropractors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.477, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Chiropractors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Chiropractors

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Chiropractors.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Chiropractors, by number of employees, are Offices of chiropractors, Outpatient care centers, and Offices of physicians.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Chiropractors, by average wage, are Hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Outpatient care centers.

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Industries by Share

48.6k

2017 Workforce

± 5,409

14.4%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 14.3%

The number of people employed as Chiropractors has been growing at a rate of 14.4%, from 42,452 people in 2016 to 48,556 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Chiropractors employed by various industries. Offices of chiropractors employs the largest share of Chiropractors at  92.2%, followed by Outpatient care centers with 1.93% and Offices of physicians with 1.45%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Chiropractors in the US. The average age of male Chiropractors in the workforce is 47.2 and of female Chiropractors is 41.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Chiropractors is White.

Gender Composition

33.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,502

14.9k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,999

69.3% of Chiropractors are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Chiropractors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Chiropractors

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Other

85.8% of Chiropractors are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.67% of Chiropractors, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Chiropractors.

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Age by Gender

47.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.57

41.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.56

The median age of Chiropractors is 45.3, and Male employees are generally 6.16 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Chiropractors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Chiropractors is Biology but a relatively high number of Chiropractors hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Chiropractors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Chiropractors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Chiropractors need more than the average amount of Science, Service Orientation, and Social Perceptiveness.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Chiropractors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Chiropractors are expected to see a growth of 12.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

12.4%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Chiropractors. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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