The average rate for a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) is $19.18 per hour. Experience strongly influences income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Total Pay (?
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$18,158 - $50,265
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MEDIAN: $30,180
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Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Total Pay (?
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$9.97 - $50.83
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$18,158 - $50,265  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,821  
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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$20,488 - $103,357  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 464
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $50.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.31 - $12.85  
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,821  
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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$20,488 - $103,357  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 464
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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.

Experience Affects Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 42%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 34 votes.
Gender
Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 76%
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