Median annual wages of salaried chiropractors were $66,490 in May 2008. The
middle 50 percent earned between $45,540 and $96,700 a year.
In 2009, the mean salary for chiropractors was $94,454 according to a survey
conducted by Chiropractic Economics magazine.
In chiropractic, as in other types of independent practice, earnings are
relatively low in the beginning and increase as the practice grows. Geographic
location and the characteristics and qualifications of the practitioner also may
Salaried chiropractors typically receive health insurance and retirement
benefits from their employers, whereas self-employed chiropractors must provide
for their own health insurance and retirement.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition
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