Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salary

A Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) earns an average wage of $20.00 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$16,186 - $51,646
$16K
$35K
$52K
MEDIAN: $35,484
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50%
90%

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$13.30 - $50.00
$13
$20
$50
MEDIAN: $20.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$16,186 - $51,646  
   
Bonus
$500  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$24,456 - $91,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.30 - $50.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.21 - $12.31  
Overtime
$0.00 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500  
   
Commission
$1,000  
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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$24,456 - $91,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 239

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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.

Common Career Paths for Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)


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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 174 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 86 salaries. A Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$43,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salaries

Medical Massage
▲6%

Deep Tissue
▲1%

National Average
$43,000


Deep Tissue Massage
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 77%