A Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) earns an average wage of $29.59 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$11,174 - $69,531
(Median)
$11K
$27K
$70K
MEDIAN: $26,900
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$14.60 - $66.52
(Median)
$15
$30
$67
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$11,174 - $69,531  
   
Bonus
$101.74  
Total Pay (?
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$25,342 - $137,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.60 - $66.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.64 - $14.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$101.74  
   
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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$25,342 - $137,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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