Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Salary

The average rate for a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) is $18.81 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$12,080 - $49,194
(Median)
$12K
$30K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,000
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$9.99 - $54.25
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$54
MEDIAN: $18.00
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Salary
$12,080 - $49,194  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
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$20,711 - $101,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $54.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.95 - $13.20  
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.46  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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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$20,711 - $101,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191

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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 55%

Mid-Career
up arrow 30%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 20% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 78%