Chiropractors

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2019 Workforce
50.6k
Average Age
44.7
Estimated Job Growth
4.5%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$76,771
Average Male Salary
$86,540
Average Female Salary
$54,694

About

Chiropractors are most often employed by the Offices of chiropractors industry. The average yearly wage for Chiropractors was $76,771 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Chiropractors by wage are Agricultural & food scientists, Technical writers, and Stationary engineers & boiler operators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Chiropractors are Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Chiropractors are Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA.

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 Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$76,771
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,661

In 2019, Chiropractors earned an average of $76,771, $21,247 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Agricultural & food scientists make somewhat more than Chiropractors while Technical writers 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

0.45
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Chiropractors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.45, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Industries by Share

50.6k
2019 Workforce
± 5,520
2.48%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15.2%

The number of people employed as Chiropractors has been growing at a rate of 2.48%, from 49,347 people in 2018 to 50,572 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Chiropractors employed by various industries. Offices of chiropractors employs the largest share of Chiropractors at  92%, followed by Outpatient care centers with 2.23% and Offices of physicians with 1.65%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Chiropractors in the US. The average age of male Chiropractors in the workforce is 46.7 and of female Chiropractors is 40.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Chiropractors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

35.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,596
15.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,058

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

88% of Chiropractors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.76% of Chiropractors, White (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

46.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.63
40.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.15

The median age of Chiropractors is 44.7, and Male employees are generally 6.59 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

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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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Chiropractors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Chiropractors are expected to see a growth of 4.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

4.5%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Chiropractors. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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