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Salary, Wages, Pay: Chiropractors




Median annual earnings of salaried chiropractors were $65,330 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $44,140 and $102,400 a year.

Self-employed chiropractors usually earn more than salaried chiropractors. According to the American Chiropractic Association, in 2000, the average income for all chiropractors, including the self-employed, was about $81,500 after expenses. 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 influence earnings. Self-employed chiropractors must provide for their own health insurance and retirement.