Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
27,510 2.5 % $37.88 $78,780 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.96 $22.01 $31.76 $46.43 $68.55
Annual Wage (2) $31,120 $45,770 $66,060 $96,570 $142,570


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 25,770 3.74 $37.68 $78,380
Offices of Physicians 700 0.03 $41.92 $87,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 320 0.01 $31.02 $64,520
Outpatient Care Centers 90 0.01 $31.82 $66,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 0.00 $44.03 $91,570

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 25,770 3.74 $37.68 $78,380
Offices of Physicians 700 0.03 $41.92 $87,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 320 0.01 $31.02 $64,520
Outpatient Care Centers 90 0.01 $31.82 $66,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $50.87 $105,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) $44.03 $91,570
Employment Services 50 (7) $42.96 $89,350
Offices of Physicians 700 0.03 $41.92 $87,190
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 25,770 3.74 $37.68 $78,380


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 2,180 0.31 1.42 $39.49 $82,140
California 1,960 0.14 0.65 $36.39 $75,700
Illinois 1,800 0.32 1.50 $43.63 $90,750
Texas 1,620 0.16 0.73 $29.55 $61,470
Michigan 1,470 0.38 1.79 $33.43 $69,530




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 190 0.48 2.24 $34.04 $70,810
Oregon 740 0.47 2.17 $26.00 $54,070
Montana 190 0.44 2.06 $28.40 $59,060
Nebraska 360 0.40 1.88 $26.84 $55,830
Michigan 1,470 0.38 1.79 $33.43 $69,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 50 0.16 0.76 $85.44 $177,710
Ohio 930 0.19 0.87 $59.61 $123,980
North Carolina 710 0.19 0.86 $55.96 $116,390
Delaware 70 0.18 0.82 $49.93 $103,850
Washington 760 0.28 1.30 $49.91 $103,810





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.29 1.36 $48.62 $101,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 800 0.16 0.74 $42.83 $89,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.18 0.86 $40.16 $83,530
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 650 0.29 1.36 $21.42 $44,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 620 0.37 1.71 $37.17 $77,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 580 0.34 1.59 $39.34 $81,820
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 570 0.58 2.69 $27.51 $57,210
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 480 0.40 1.87 $23.86 $49,630
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 470 0.67 3.12 $33.34 $69,350
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 420 0.41 1.91 $34.23 $71,200




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)
Prescott, AZ 50 0.96 4.49 $27.32 $56,830
Rapid City, SD 60 0.94 4.37 $34.55 $71,860
Boulder, CO 110 0.68 3.15 $21.21 $44,120
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 470 0.67 3.12 $33.34 $69,350
Janesville, WI 30 0.59 2.75 $44.02 $91,560
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 570 0.58 2.69 $27.51 $57,210
Bismarck, ND 40 0.58 2.73 $43.70 $90,900
La Crosse, WI-MN 40 0.57 2.66 (8) (8)
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 390 0.57 2.67 $28.40 $59,080
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 60 0.55 2.57 $36.51 $75,950




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 40 0.25 1.14 $100.94 $209,960
Spokane, WA 30 0.16 0.76 $92.68 $192,770
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 30 0.06 0.27 $69.35 $144,250
Asheville, NC 40 0.25 1.19 $68.19 $141,840
St. Cloud, MN (8) (8) (8) $67.98 $141,390
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 260 0.27 1.24 $67.87 $141,170
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 230 0.28 1.28 $62.47 $129,930
Columbus, OH 160 0.18 0.83 $61.44 $127,800
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.15 0.69 $60.90 $126,660
Rockford, IL 60 0.44 2.07 $58.28 $121,230

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 120 0.69 3.20 (8) (8)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.79 3.69 $31.50 $65,510
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 1.53 $50.53 $105,100
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.76 3.53 $32.35 $67,290
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 2.15 $30.91 $64,300

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 Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.79 3.69 $31.50 $65,510
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.76 3.53 $32.35 $67,290
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.69 3.20 (8) (8)
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.63 2.92 $20.56 $42,760
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 2.60 $18.01 $37,470

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.15 $58.54 $121,760
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.29 1.34 $58.08 $120,800
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 1.48 $57.94 $120,510
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.80 $54.89 $114,170
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 1.53 $50.53 $105,100


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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