The median annual wage for chiropractors was $64,440 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,310, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $140,580.
Chiropractors tend to earn significantly less early in their careers and then earn more as they build a client base and become owners of, or partners in, a practice.
Although most chiropractors worked full time, about 1 in 4 worked part time in 2014. Offices of chiropractors may stay open in the evenings or on weekends to accommodate working patients. Self-employed chiropractors set their own hours.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics