Acupuncture Salary in Wisconsin - WI
The acupuncturist salary rates in Wisconsin vary depending upon whether the practitioner works independently or through a hospital or clinic. Additionally, some acupuncturists are both self employed and work as contractors with physicians’ offices.
A recent survey conducted by the Community Acupuncture Network, a grassroots acupuncture organization, listed 9% of their respondents making over $100,000 a year. This is far above the national average. More typically, 70% of the respondents surveyed make closer to $60,000. Though these figures reflect the national average, they do give a strong indication of what can be expected in Wisconsin.
Interestingly, 60% of the respondents work 30 hours or fewer a week. Of those 60%, 19% work 10 hours or fewer and 20% work 11-20 hours. The disparity in work hours seems to revolve around the acupuncturists’ degree of marketing; in other words, making their discipline understandable and accessible to the public. That is why many acupuncturists in Wisconsin function as contractors to avoid startup and overhead costs.
Graduates with a degree in Master of Science Oriental Medicine/Bachelor of Science Nutrition can combine their bachelor discipline to add anywhere from $37,000-$80,000 to their income.