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Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Salary (United States)

A Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) earns an average wage of $18.60 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Salary (?
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$12,365 - $49,405
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,252
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Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Salary (?
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$9.92 - $51.20
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$12,365 - $49,405  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
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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$20,339 - $100,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $51.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.89 - $12.86  
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
   
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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$20,339 - $100,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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Job Description for Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)

  • 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.

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Experience Affects Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 19% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 80%