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Chiropractors Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for chiropractors in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chiropractors among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chiropractors in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,910
25th Percentile Wage
$55,280
50th Percentile Wage
$70,130
75th Percentile Wage
$96,810
90th Percentile Wage
$129,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chiropractors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chiropractors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,130
-3.58% 6.10%
2016
$72,640
2.30% -
2015
$70,970
-4.47% -
2014
$74,140
10.57% -
2013
$66,300
0.68% -
2012
$65,850
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chiropractors in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chiropractors in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chiropractors in state of California ranges from $37,100 to $104,820. The highest paying area for chiropractors in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana with a median annual salary of $104,820. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Modesto (mean annual salary $93,150). The lowest paying area is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $37,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$104,820
Modesto
$93,150
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$88,520
Salinas
$80,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$77,890
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$75,630
Bakersfield-Delano
$75,130
Stockton
$74,370
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$72,500
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$70,860
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$69,870
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$68,100
Fresno
$60,200
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$58,250
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$54,170
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$50,570
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$48,520
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$48,480
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$37,100




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