Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salary

A Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) earns an average wage of $19.21 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$14,510 - $57,296
(Median)
$15K
$33K
$57K
MEDIAN: $32,780
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$11.55 - $54.85
(Median)
$12
$19
$55
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$14,510 - $57,296  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,474  
Commission
$300.00 - $9,000  
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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$21,578 - $103,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $54.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.16 - $10.41  
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,474  
   
Commission
$300.00 - $9,000  
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).
)
$21,578 - $103,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 651

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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.

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Advice

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

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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Experience Affects Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 43%

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Deep Tissue
up arrow 8%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 77%