Licensed Massage Therapist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Licensed Massage Therapist is $17.99 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Bodwork Therapy and Deep Tissue.
Licensed Massage Therapist Total Pay (?
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$13,000 - $45,958
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MEDIAN: $30,448
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Licensed Massage Therapist Total Pay (?
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$10.30 - $49.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$13,000 - $45,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,163  
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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$20,569 - $93,524  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 238
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $49.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.84 - $14.83  
Overtime
$0.00 - $97.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,163  
   
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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$20,569 - $93,524  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 238
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Job Description for Licensed Massage Therapist
Licensed massage therapists performs body work on the muscles and soft tissues of a client with the goal of relieving stress, fatigue and pain in the client's body. Many massage therapists work in spas, massage centers or in a private practice. Those who work with repeat clients go over the client's medical history and propose a plan of treatment based on this initial conference. Through their work together, they educate their clients on stretching, rehabilitative exercises and other helpful body work techniques. They also maintain a detailed treatment and progress report of the client.
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Licensed Massage Therapist 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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Licensed Massage Therapist Advice

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Licensed Massage Therapist in Honolulu:
"Advocation Job/Part-time."
Know Ethics, Morals and Health care issues for Holistic practice. Excel by knowing many techniques; ie: Reiki, Shiatsu, Aroma Therapy, Muscle Testing, Acupressure to improve physical and mental pain and tension. I highly suggest to new Licensed Massage Therapist to consider this career as an ADVOCATION. The pay is very low (unfortunately). Although this career does have a benefit of being able to travel anywhere in the world. First class hotels, spas and resorts as well as private clubs and private health spas (any where you want to go) are always in need of a superior massage therapist. Long hours sometimes, waiting for appointments, cancellations are possible. At those times (if self-employed) in your receipt/disclaimer for health and legal reasons, consider the clause; non-refundable deposit. This will help off-set loss of income and non productive hours. Personally, I only worked from referrals or personal contact. No classified ads. Your INTUITIVE will always be right.
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Experience Affects Licensed Massage Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Licensed Massage Therapist Salaries

Bodwork Therapy
up arrow 24%
Deep Tissue
up arrow 18%
National Average
$40,000
Customer Service
up arrow 16%
Deep Tissue Massage
up arrow 20%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 44 votes.
Gender
Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 19% dental benefits Dental: 11%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 78%
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