The average salary of an equine chiropractor

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The average salary of an equine chiropractor
Equine chiropractors provide chiropractic treatment for horses. (horse image by ann triling from Fotolia.com)

Horses, like humans, often benefit from a chiropractic adjustment. Typically equine chiropractic work is not a full-time job, but is done in collaboration with a similar career, such as equine medicine or human chiropractic, according to the Education Portal website.

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Types

Little information is available on the specific salary of equine chiropractors, as most equine chiropractors use equine chiropractic as part of a career in veterinary medicine or human chiropractic. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website, equine veterinarians make an average of £27,063 a year, as of 2008, while chiropractors average £43,218 a year.

Hourly Rate

Most equine chiropractors are licensed veterinarians or human chiropractors. Each type of equine chiropractor receives a different salary, based on his qualifications and regional location. As equine chiropractic services are typically not full-time positions, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data show that an equine-exclusive veterinarian may expect to make around £13 for an hour of chiropractic service, assuming a 40-hour work week, while a licensed human chiropractor may expect an average of £20 per hour of equine chiropractic service.

Considerations

While equine veterinarians and human chiropractors are the most common equine chiropractors, other types of veterinarians may wish to pursue part-time work in equine chiropractic. Large animal veterinarians treat horses, though not exclusively, and make an average of £40,575 a year, while veterinarians in mixed practices, seeing both large and small animals, average a yearly salary of £38,039, according to the BLS. The Salary Expert website also notes that animal-specific chiropractors may make between £29,838 and £73,191 in an average year, depending on location and experience.

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