Womens chiropractic numbers have been boosted by groups like Women Chiropractors (Wdc), an organization with a “ReEntry” program
A roughly 80-to-20% male-to-female ratio has been consistent in the chiropractic industry for many years now, despite numbers in chiropractic schools approaching a 50-to-50% split.
But according to the latest Chiropractic Economics Salary & Expense Survey, more women are graduating chiropractic colleges and entering the workforce as practicing doctors of chiropractic. This year’s survey results saw an approximate 5% increase in womens chiropractic in the workplace, which is more than a 20% increase over last year’s total of women in the DC workplace.
This year, 28% of respondents were female as opposed to 23% in 2019 and 22% in 2018. And while male respondents are still making more, female DCs reported earning an average annual salary of $76,400 compared to $75,000 last year.
Womens chiropractic support
Womens chiropractic numbers have been boosted by groups like Women Chiropractors (Wdc), an organization with a “ReEntry” program, designed to assist doctors of chiropractic returning to practice after life events such as the birth of a child or a divorce.
Rosemary Batanjski, DC, a founding member and president of Women Chiropractors, late last year wrote for the Chiropractic Economics’ audience about women’s history in chiropractic and achievements.
“Alameda Haldeman, DC, is Elon Musk’s great-grandmother and was the first licensed chiropractor in Canada,” she wrote. “Mabel Heath Palmer, DC, along with other pioneers, wrote the first anatomy textbook in the profession. More recently, Linda Elwart Atkinson, DC, became the first licensed chiropractor on mainland China, and Gina Roberts, DC, the first licensed in Costa Rica.”
The Women Chiropractors organization since 2016 has grown from a few hundred to 7,500 women chiropractors in 58 countries. The online metrics of the Women Chiropractors group includes 30,000 engagements in a 28-day period last year with close to 90% of the women participating by posting, reacting or commenting.
The 2020 Chiropractic Economics Salary & Expense Survey is the go-to source for annual salary data and trending information in the chiropractic industry.
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