Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
29,830 2.4 % $38.35 $79,760 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.11 $21.86 $32.08 $45.87 $69.11
Annual Wage (2) $31,440 $45,460 $66,720 $95,410 $143,760


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 27,580 3.56 $37.71 $78,430
Offices of Physicians 1,200 0.05 $47.40 $98,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 300 0.01 $32.16 $66,900
Outpatient Care Centers 250 0.04 $54.99 $114,380
Offices of Dentists 180 0.02 $77.17 $160,520

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 27,580 3.56 $37.71 $78,430
Offices of Physicians 1,200 0.05 $47.40 $98,590
Outpatient Care Centers 250 0.04 $54.99 $114,380
Offices of Dentists 180 0.02 $77.17 $160,520
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 30 0.01 $44.54 $92,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 180 0.02 $77.17 $160,520
Outpatient Care Centers 250 0.04 $54.99 $114,380
Offices of Physicians 1,200 0.05 $47.40 $98,590
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 30 0.01 $44.54 $92,650
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 27,580 3.56 $37.71 $78,430


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 2,360 0.16 0.71 $43.22 $89,900
Texas 1,950 0.17 0.79 $28.06 $58,370
Florida 1,860 0.24 1.10 $48.75 $101,390
Illinois 1,610 0.28 1.27 $32.47 $67,540
New York 1,460 0.17 0.75 $40.37 $83,970




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 200 0.49 2.20 $37.70 $78,410
Montana 190 0.43 1.96 $28.61 $59,500
Nebraska 390 0.42 1.89 $35.71 $74,270
North Dakota 180 0.41 1.87 $34.84 $72,470
Idaho 250 0.41 1.84 $24.87 $51,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 720 0.19 0.84 $62.03 $129,010
Connecticut 150 0.09 0.42 $52.23 $108,630
Delaware 90 0.21 0.93 $48.92 $101,750
Florida 1,860 0.24 1.10 $48.75 $101,390
Massachusetts 410 0.12 0.56 $48.71 $101,310





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 860 0.16 0.72 $45.39 $94,420
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 810 0.22 0.98 $25.99 $54,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 730 0.40 1.82 $33.96 $70,630
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 630 0.34 1.56 $29.23 $60,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 610 0.26 1.16 $38.58 $80,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.14 0.62 $60.96 $126,800
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 550 0.41 1.87 $26.71 $55,560
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 470 0.41 1.86 $44.89 $93,370
Pittsburgh, PA 460 0.40 1.82 $34.40 $71,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 450 0.19 0.86 $39.41 $81,970




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)
Bend, OR 70 1.08 4.89 (8) (8)
Eau Claire, WI 60 0.81 3.69 $32.56 $67,730
Rockford, IL 120 0.80 3.63 $73.39 $152,640
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 30 0.73 3.33 $17.66 $36,730
Flint, MI 100 0.71 3.24 $26.75 $55,630
Bismarck, ND 40 0.64 2.88 $30.35 $63,120
Olympia, WA 60 0.63 2.86 $31.68 $65,890
Bloomington-Normal, IL 50 0.63 2.84 $38.60 $80,290
Coeur d'Alene, ID 30 0.59 2.66 $19.30 $40,150
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 310 0.57 2.59 (8) (8)




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)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.09 0.40 $83.77 $174,240
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.09 0.42 $78.70 $163,690
Rockford, IL 120 0.80 3.63 $73.39 $152,640
Anchorage, AK 70 0.38 1.73 $67.64 $140,690
Greensboro-High Point, NC 40 0.11 0.50 $66.71 $138,770
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 30 0.05 0.24 $64.44 $134,040
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.17 0.76 $63.72 $132,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 560 0.14 0.62 $60.96 $126,800
Canton-Massillon, OH 60 0.34 1.55 $60.27 $125,360
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.15 0.67 $60.06 $124,920

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.29 1.34 $28.30 $58,860
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.71 3.21 $35.93 $74,740
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.34 1.54 (8) (8)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 2.34 $37.54 $78,090
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 2.82 $36.30 $75,510

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)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.72 3.25 $18.40 $38,270
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.71 3.21 $35.93 $74,740
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 3.17 $33.25 $69,160
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.69 3.13 $25.90 $53,880
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.67 3.03 $36.98 $76,920

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)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 1.58 $53.02 $110,280
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.97 $52.74 $109,690
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 0.87 $49.25 $102,440
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $48.74 $101,380
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.32 $47.33 $98,440


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015