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.

$11,435 - $77,566
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$78K
MEDIAN: $30,030
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$12.04 - $67.48
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MEDIAN: $24.79
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$11,435 - $77,566  
   
Bonus
$1,050  
Total Pay (?
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$24,296 - $138,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $67.48  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.59 - $10.21  
Overtime
$120.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,050  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,296 - $138,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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

  • 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.
  • Instruct clients about techniques for postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation and rehabilitative exercises.
  • 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.

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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.

Key Stats for Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Salaries

Late-Career
▲80%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 83%