Chiropractors

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Total Workforce
49.3k
Average Age
45.5
Average Salary
$84,252
Average Male Salary
$90,249
Average Female Salary
$68,668

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Chiropractors are most often employed by the Offices of chiropractors industry. The average yearly wage for Chiropractors was $84,252 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Chiropractors by wage are Other Physical Scientists, Public relations and fundraising managers, and Operations research analysts.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Chiropractors are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Chiropractors are .

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 Offices of physicians. Chiropractors are paid most in Louisville/Jefferson County (Northeast) PUMA, KY but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$84,252
AVERAGE SALARY
± $9,717

In 2018, Chiropractors earned an average of $84,252, $30,363 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Public relations and fundraising managers make somewhat more than Chiropractors while Other Physical Scientists 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

0.451
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Chiropractors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.451, 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, Offices of physicians, and Outpatient care centers.

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Industries by Share

49.3k
2018 Workforce
± 5,453
1.63%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15.4%

The number of people employed as Chiropractors has been growing at a rate of 1.63%, from 48,556 people in 2017 to 49,347 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Chiropractors employed by various industries. Offices of chiropractors employs the largest share of Chiropractors at  92.5%, followed by Offices of physicians with 3.21% and Outpatient care centers with 2.12%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Chiropractors in the US. The average age of male Chiropractors in the workforce is 46.9 and of female Chiropractors is 41.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Chiropractors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

35.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,634
13.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,875

72.2% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

86.7% of Chiropractors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.26% of Chiropractors, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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

46.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.65
41.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.29

The median age of Chiropractors is 45.5, and Male employees are generally 5.01 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 Biology.

Majors

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