Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) is $19.40 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Total Pay (?
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$14,957 - $52,837
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,837
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Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Total Pay (?
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$10.99 - $51.89
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$14,957 - $52,837  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,941  
Commission
$98.63 - $30,410  
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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$21,347 - $102,838  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.99 - $51.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.20 - $10.56  
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,941  
   
Commission
$98.63 - $30,410  
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).
)
$21,347 - $102,838  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,177
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Job Description for Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

A licensed massage therapist (LMT) uses massage to help patients with pain and/or to help them relax. They use their hands to knead, rub, rock, compress, and stroke specific areas of the client's body to help relieve pain caused by stress, injuries, and surgeries, stimulating blood circulation and relaxing muscles. Some therapists also use methods such as water therapy and steam and dry heat treatments in addition to massages. There are many different styles of massage therapy, such as shiatsu, reflexology, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and hot stone massage, among many others. Most therapists know and use many different techniques.
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Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Tasks
  • Provide a clean, sanitary room, and drape clients professionally.
  • Perform massages for specified amounts of time.
  • Greet, interview, and obtain consent from clients.
  • Promote health and wellness information to clients and the public to generate new clients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

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

Pay Difference By Location

National Average
$41,000
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Experience Affects Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 41%
Late-Career
up arrow 30%
Mid-Career
up arrow 23%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 78%
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