The average wage for a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) is $19.51 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are sports massage and Deep Tissue Massage.
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Total Pay (?
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$14,618 - $50,339
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,623
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Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Total Pay (?
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$10.83 - $51.60
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$14,618 - $50,339  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,002  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,000  
Commission
$14.79 - $25,342  
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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$21,257 - $102,624  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,537
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.83 - $51.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.18 - $10.51  
Overtime
$3.70 - $37.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,002  
   
Commission
$14.79 - $25,342  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,000  
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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$21,257 - $102,624  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,537
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Job Description for Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
  • 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.
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
New York
up arrow 54%
Charleston
up arrow 9%
Chicago
up arrow 9%
National Average
$41,000
Houston
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Miami
up arrow 11%
Phoenix
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Orlando
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Experience Affects Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%
Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salaries

sports massage
up arrow 23%
Deep Tissue Massage
up arrow 18%
National Average
$41,000
Deep Tissue
up arrow 9%
Swedish Massage
up arrow 10%
Neuromuscular
up arrow 17%
swedish
up arrow 19%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 102 votes.
Gender
Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 76%
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