Salary for Acupuncturists

Also known as:  Acupuncturist, Homeopathic Doctor, Hypnotherapist, Naturopath, Naturopathic Doctor, Naturopathic Physician

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The job of an acunupuncturist involves the collection of medical histories and general lifestyle information from patients. These specialists combine their knowledge of oriental medicine techniques, including the placement of needles and the application of small electrical currents, to treat or prevent illnesses and conditions in their patients. The practices of acupuncturists are regulated by local, state and federal law, and these professionals are responsible for meeting standards of quality, environmental and infection control, and general safety. These professionals maintain detailed medical records, and notes on the treatment progress of their patients. They may also suggest lifestyle, diet and new or altered treatment plans based on patient health. The majority of acupuncturists are graduate educated.

An Acupuncturist can get wages between 56000 and 84000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Acupuncturists can receive wages of Seventy Seven Thousand Three Hundred dollars each year.

Acupuncturists are paid at the highest level in South Carolina, which has compensation, on average, of approximating $121360. People who work inside these careers receive the highest pay in Public Administration, where they can get pay of $96890.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 16.29 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Acupuncturists tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $96,890
Public Administration $91,760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $90,250
Other Services (except Public Administration) $83,680
Retail Trade $81,390
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $78,270
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $54,120
Educational Services $65,610
Finance and Insurance $72,880
Health Care and Social Assistance $74,590
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $78,270
Retail Trade $81,390
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