A Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) earns an average wage of $19.28 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$15,027 - $51,413
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MEDIAN: $35,039
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$12.85 - $46.15
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$46
MEDIAN: $19.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$15,027 - $51,413  
   
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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$23,553 - $82,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $46.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.26 - $12.11  
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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$23,553 - $82,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 247

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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

  • Greet, interview, and obtain consent from clients.
  • Promote health and wellness information to clients and the public to generate new clients.
  • Provide a clean, sanitary room, and drape clients professionally.
  • Perform massages for specified amounts of time.

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Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)?

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in Atlanta:
I wish I knew not to do so much deep tissue starting out, so I could have saved my hands much pain later...Get a regular massage weekly or you will run yourself down quickly.

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Key Stats for Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salaries

Medical Massage
up arrow 9%

Deep Tissue
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000


Deep Tissue Massage
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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