Entry-Level Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) earns an average wage of $16.44 per hour. A skill in Deep Tissue Massage is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Total Pay (?
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$14,528 - $48,411
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28,654
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Entry-Level Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Total Pay (?
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$10.23 - $43.69
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$14,528 - $48,411  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,536  
Commission
$9.70 - $25,760  
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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$20,856 - $80,013  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 849
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $43.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25 - $10.22  
Overtime
$4.00 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,536  
   
Commission
$9.70 - $25,760  
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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$20,856 - $80,013  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 849
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Chicago
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salaries

Deep Tissue Massage
up arrow 31%
Swedish Massage
up arrow 6%
National Average
$37,000
Bodwork Therapy
up arrow 1%
Deep Tissue
up arrow 1%
swedish
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 51 votes.
Gender
Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 20% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 78%
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