Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Salary

A Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) earns an average wage of $24.79 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$12,000 - $70,000
$12K
$35K
$70K
MEDIAN: $35,319
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50%
90%

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$12.08 - $67.29
$12
$23
$67
MEDIAN: $22.85
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$0$136K
Salary $12,000 - $70,000
Bonus $1,050
Commission $16,550
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,315 - $136,291
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data $0$110
Hourly Rate $12.08 - $67.29
Hourly Tips $1.59 - $14.42
Overtime $110.00
Annual Data $0$136K
Bonus $1,050
Commission $16,550
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,315 - $136,291
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 66

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Job Description for Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)

Certified massage therapists commonly work in spas and medical clinics and apply kneading techniques to the body to relax muscles, relieve pain, and help clients heal from injuries, if applicable. They may also do freelance work and travel from one home or location to another.

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Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Tasks

  • Massage and knead the muscles and soft tissues of the human body to treat medical conditions, injuries or wellness maintenance.
  • Develop and propose client treatment plan.
  • Instruct clients about techniques for postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation and rehabilitative exercises.
  • Confer with clients about problems with stress, pain and their medical history to determine whether massage would be helpful.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress records.

Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 29 salaries. A Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 6 salaries.

Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)?

Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) in Fresno:
"Natural health therapist."
Pros: Healing people.
Cons: Being compared to massage therapist.

Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) in Los Angeles:
"Na."
Enjoy your job!

Key Stats for Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Salaries

Late-Career
▲88%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 87%
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