Entry-Level Licensed Massage Therapist Salary

An Entry-Level Licensed Massage Therapist earns an average wage of $16.52 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Deep Tissue and Bodwork Therapy.

$15,600 - $43,963
$16K
$30K
$44K
MEDIAN: $29,661
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$11.10 - $40.55
$11
$17
$41
MEDIAN: $16.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$15,600 - $43,963  
   
Bonus
$3,652  
Total Pay (?
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$21,066 - $72,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.10 - $40.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.21 - $10.06  
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$3,652  
   
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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$21,066 - $72,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 163

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Licensed Massage Therapist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Licensed Massage Therapist in Lindenhurst:
"It is a very physical job."
Being a Licensed Massage Therapists has its ups and downs, its a good paying career however it is not regulated pay every week, so you really need to budget. Normally benefits are not given depending on where you work. It is Very Physical! You need to have a passion for what you do otherwise it will be mundane type of work.

Licensed Massage Therapist in Petaluma:
"Student loan."
I am not making enough to cover my cost of living and my student loan payments. I also can not work anymore hours because giving great requires giving of yourself and you can only give so much without depleting yourself.

Licensed Massage Therapist in Chandler:
"My Life as a Massage Therapist."
It has been up and down for 6 years. I must say I have never landed in such a good position as this. It has been worth every push! Make sure to take care of your body! Your wrists will become weak if you don't take proper care. Make sure you pay mind to your body mechanics and keep your wrists straight, and your core tight. Good luck therapists!

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.

Key Stats for Licensed Massage Therapist

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Licensed Massage Therapist Salaries

Deep Tissue
▲13%

Bodwork Therapy
▲12%

National Average
$37,000

Customer Service
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 86%
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