Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
27,740 2.5 % $38.25 $79,550 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.92 $22.14 $31.81 $46.24 $68.73
Annual Wage (2) $31,030 $46,060 $66,160 $96,170 $142,950


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 26,180 3.64 $38.21 $79,480
Offices of Physicians 730 0.03 $36.58 $76,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 300 0.01 $30.94 $64,350
Offices of Dentists 210 0.02 $59.81 $124,410
Outpatient Care Centers 100 0.02 $34.35 $71,440

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 26,180 3.64 $38.21 $79,480
Offices of Physicians 730 0.03 $36.58 $76,090
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $39.31 $81,760
Outpatient Care Centers 100 0.02 $34.35 $71,440
Offices of Dentists 210 0.02 $59.81 $124,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 210 0.02 $59.81 $124,410
Employment Services 40 (7) $41.99 $87,340
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $39.31 $81,760
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 26,180 3.64 $38.21 $79,480
Offices of Physicians 730 0.03 $36.58 $76,090


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)
California 2,030 0.14 0.67 $37.88 $78,800
Florida 1,820 0.25 1.17 $37.17 $77,310
Illinois 1,790 0.32 1.49 $43.97 $91,460
Texas 1,670 0.16 0.74 $27.58 $57,370
Michigan 1,480 0.38 1.77 $36.70 $76,330




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 180 0.46 2.18 $32.83 $68,290
Oregon 700 0.44 2.05 $28.11 $58,460
Montana 170 0.40 1.88 $23.93 $49,760
Nebraska 360 0.39 1.83 $30.36 $63,160
Michigan 1,480 0.38 1.77 $36.70 $76,330




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 0.27 1.25 $75.68 $157,420
Ohio 1,020 0.20 0.95 $60.60 $126,060
North Carolina 670 0.17 0.81 $54.49 $113,330
Massachusetts 440 0.14 0.65 $51.12 $106,340
Washington 800 0.29 1.36 $46.71 $97,160





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 960 0.26 1.23 $49.04 $102,010
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 720 0.14 0.66 $44.45 $92,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.18 0.86 $45.74 $95,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 630 0.28 1.30 $24.17 $50,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 550 0.32 1.49 $41.48 $86,280
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 540 0.31 1.46 $29.90 $62,200
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 530 0.53 2.47 $28.54 $59,360
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 500 0.46 2.17 $40.43 $84,090
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 460 0.38 1.77 $26.27 $54,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 460 0.22 1.03 $20.49 $42,620




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 0.92 4.34 (8) (8)
Rapid City, SD 50 0.80 3.74 $34.76 $72,290
St. Cloud, MN 70 0.70 3.28 $49.63 $103,240
Eau Claire, WI 50 0.69 3.23 (8) (8)
Rockford, IL 90 0.67 3.17 $70.62 $146,900
Lawrence, KS 30 0.66 3.11 (8) (8)
La Crosse, WI-MN 40 0.63 2.96 (8) (8)
Missoula, MT 30 0.61 2.85 $17.96 $37,360
Greeley, CO 50 0.59 2.75 $31.78 $66,100
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 60 0.58 2.72 $36.45 $75,810




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)
Spokane, WA 30 0.18 0.83 $83.28 $173,220
Anchorage, AK 60 0.37 1.72 $80.42 $167,280
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.07 0.33 $76.09 $158,270
Akron, OH 60 0.18 0.85 $73.50 $152,870
Rockford, IL 90 0.67 3.17 $70.62 $146,900
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 50 0.31 1.45 $70.17 $145,950
Columbus, OH 170 0.19 0.88 $68.54 $142,560
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 50 0.15 0.69 $67.02 $139,400
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 270 0.27 1.26 $66.73 $138,790
Ocala, FL 30 0.38 1.76 $65.18 $135,580

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 0.70 3.30 (8) (8)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.28 1.31 $34.42 $71,590
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.81 3.79 $35.47 $73,770
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 2.86 $26.02 $54,110
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 2.67 $29.78 $61,950

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.81 3.79 $35.47 $73,770
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.79 3.71 $33.23 $69,110
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.70 3.30 (8) (8)
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.65 3.03 $22.13 $46,020
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 2.86 $26.02 $54,110

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 60 0.37 1.72 $62.87 $130,780
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.25 $57.27 $119,120
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.20 0.96 $56.86 $118,270
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.21 $52.81 $109,840
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.20 0.95 $50.25 $104,520


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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