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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 amongst California metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,230
25th Percentile Wage
$51,930
50th Percentile Wage
$72,640
75th Percentile Wage
$98,510
90th Percentile Wage
$126,310

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 $126,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.89
25th Percentile Wage
$24.97
50th Percentile Wage
$34.93
75th Percentile Wage
$47.36
90th Percentile Wage
$60.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chiropractors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $60.72. The median hourly salary is $34.93. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.89.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chiropractors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201672,6402.30%9.35%
201570,970-4.47%-
201474,14010.57%-
201366,3000.68%-
201265,850--

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 $91,810). 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
$91,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$81,710
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$79,110
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$78,690
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$78,620
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$69,710
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$62,500
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$55,370
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$51,910
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$37,100


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