Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

29-1011 Chiropractors

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


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
26,250 2.4 % $38.38 $79,820 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.51 $23.04 $32.31 $46.09 $69.07
Annual Wage (2) $32,270 $47,930 $67,200 $95,870 $143,670


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 24,580 3.69 $38.05 $79,150
Offices of Physicians 700 0.03 $47.87 $99,570
Offices of Dentists 270 0.03 $47.44 $98,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 270 0.01 $33.52 $69,730
Outpatient Care Centers 110 0.02 $36.44 $75,800

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 24,580 3.69 $38.05 $79,150
Offices of Dentists 270 0.03 $47.44 $98,680
Offices of Physicians 700 0.03 $47.87 $99,570
Outpatient Care Centers 110 0.02 $36.44 $75,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 270 0.01 $33.52 $69,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 700 0.03 $47.87 $99,570
Offices of Dentists 270 0.03 $47.44 $98,680
Employment Services 30 (7) $43.00 $89,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $42.33 $88,060
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 24,580 3.69 $38.05 $79,150


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 2,020 0.28 1.38 $41.73 $86,810
California 1,890 0.14 0.65 $39.20 $81,530
Illinois 1,630 0.30 1.43 $37.14 $77,240
Texas 1,510 0.15 0.73 $34.74 $72,260
New York 1,230 0.15 0.72 $43.98 $91,490




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 170 0.45 2.16 $36.82 $76,590
Montana 190 0.44 2.13 $25.21 $52,440
Oregon 620 0.40 1.92 $26.00 $54,090
Arizona 940 0.40 1.92 $36.92 $76,800
Nebraska 340 0.38 1.83 $29.74 $61,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 80 0.25 1.20 $79.32 $164,980
Washington 540 0.20 0.97 $63.12 $131,290
North Carolina 680 0.18 0.87 $54.83 $114,050
Ohio 980 0.20 0.96 $51.53 $107,180
Delaware 100 0.26 1.26 $49.67 $103,310

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 970 0.27 1.32 $38.00 $79,050
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 770 0.15 0.75 $40.32 $83,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 740 0.44 2.14 $39.10 $81,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 620 0.37 1.80 $44.25 $92,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.16 0.78 $44.94 $93,480
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 480 0.69 3.35 $37.21 $77,400
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 460 0.48 2.33 (8) (8)
Denver-Aurora, CO 450 0.38 1.84 $21.89 $45,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 430 0.19 0.92 $43.73 $90,960
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 420 0.17 0.80 $30.50 $63,450




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boulder, CO 110 0.75 3.64 $18.63 $38,760
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 170 0.71 3.45 $25.06 $52,120
Prescott, AZ 40 0.69 3.36 $34.55 $71,850
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 480 0.69 3.35 $37.21 $77,400
Grand Junction, CO 40 0.64 3.10 $27.72 $57,660
Missoula, MT 30 0.58 2.82 $30.11 $62,630
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 100 0.54 2.62 $30.86 $64,200
Flint, MI 70 0.53 2.55 (8) (8)
Tulsa, OK 210 0.52 2.52 $35.19 $73,200
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 70 0.52 2.52 $26.68 $55,490




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 70 0.42 2.04 $82.16 $170,890
Spokane, WA 30 0.15 0.74 $77.79 $161,810
Oklahoma City, OK 50 0.09 0.42 $73.56 $153,000
Asheville, NC 40 0.26 1.26 $68.71 $142,910
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 110 0.12 0.60 $68.12 $141,700
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 200 0.25 1.20 $64.55 $134,250
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 190 0.20 0.95 $64.00 $133,120
St. Cloud, MN 40 0.44 2.14 $61.04 $126,960
Fresno, CA 30 0.10 0.47 $60.44 $125,720
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 40 0.25 1.20 $58.65 $121,990

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.64 3.09 (8) (8)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.42 2.05 $31.00 $64,490
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 1.63 $41.84 $87,030
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 3.34 $27.52 $57,240
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.20 0.99 $30.01 $62,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 3.67 $28.25 $58,760
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 3.34 $27.52 $57,240
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.64 3.09 (8) (8)
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.48 2.31 (8) (8)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 2.26 $28.64 $59,570

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.10 $66.72 $138,780
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.33 $57.20 $118,980
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.38 1.82 $50.68 $105,410
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 0.87 $48.56 $101,000
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.05 $45.89 $95,440


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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