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Here's How Much Chiropractors Earn In Every State

The chiropractic field has become increasingly popular over the years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of chiropractors is expected to grow 12% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.


According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics, as of 2017, the average income of chiropractors is $85,870. However, chiropractor salaries aren’t this high in every state. Depending on where you live, your income as a chiropractor will vary. Below you’ll find the full breakdown below of where chiropractor’s incomes are the lowest, and where their incomes are the highest.

“According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics, as of 2017, the average income of chiropractors is $85,870.”

States Where Chiropractors Earn the Most Money

Chiropractor incomes by state display some patterns geographically, but also produce some interesting outliers. For instance, New England clearly dominates, with Rhode Island ranking No. 1, Connecticut No. 3, New Hampshire No. 6 and Massachusetts No. 9. But then seemingly out of nowhere, Tennessee ranks No. 2, and the only other state in the Census-designated U.S. South to make the top-10 is Delaware, hardly a state perceived as being southern.



Here’s a list of the top-10 states in order of average incomes for chiropractors:

RankState2017 Mean Annual Wage
1Rhode Island$147,900
2Tennessee$122,620
3Connecticut$113,130
4Alaska$106,600
5Colorado$99,350
6New Hampshire$99,330
7Nevada$99,140
8Delaware$97,650
9Massachusetts$96,110
10Maryland$95,190
10 States Where Chiropractors Earn the Least Money
The 10 states where chiropractors have the worst incomes are a mix of Mountain states, West North Central states and Southern states. Mountain states include the No. 1 lowest-paying state Wyoming, No. 2 Utah, No. 6 Montana and No. 10 Arizona. No. 4 Missouri and No. 7 North Dakota fall in the West North Central division, while Arkansas, Georgia and Louisiana fall in the South Census region.

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