Entry-Level Massage Therapist Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Massage Therapist is $17.56 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are sports massage, swedish, Deep Tissue Massage, and Massage.

$14,891 - $49,116
$15K
$29K
$49K
MEDIAN: $29,461
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$10.37 - $39.05
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$18
$39
MEDIAN: $17.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$14,891 - $49,116  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$500  
Commission
$96.96 - $28,934  
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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$20,922 - $75,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $39.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.10 - $12.81  
Overtime
$10.30 - $40.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$99.33 - $5,034  
   
Commission
$96.96 - $28,934  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$20,922 - $75,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 962

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National Average: $38,136

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Massage Therapist Advice

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

Massage Therapist in Austin:
Keep a positive additude. Always be professional. Learn business management. And know you are in a great career.

Massage Therapist in Yakima:
"It's a good job if you're single, Not if you have a family."
Take care of your body and take advantage of any type of free treatment available to you.

Key Stats for Massage Therapist

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
14%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Massage Therapist Salaries

sports massage
▲116%

swedish
▲55%

Deep Tissue Massage
▲30%

Massage
▲11%

Physical Therapy
▲9%

Prenatal
▲9%

Neuromuscular Therapy
▲4%



National Average
$38,000

Deep Tissue
▼1%

Swedish Massage
▼2%


Trigger Point
▼7%

reflexology
▼7%

Hot Stone
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 77%
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