The average wage for an Entry-Level Massage Therapist is $17.58 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are sports massage, swedish, Deep Tissue Massage, and Massage.

$14,921 - $49,267
$15K
$29K
$49K
MEDIAN: $29,353
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90%

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$10.50 - $39.26
$11
$18
$39
MEDIAN: $17.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$14,921 - $49,267  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $6,040  
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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$21,037 - $76,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $39.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.04 - $12.64  
Overtime
$10.27 - $40.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$195.74 - $6,040  
   
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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$21,037 - $76,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 993

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Key Stats for Massage Therapist

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.
077
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Massage Therapist Salaries

sports massage
up arrow 115%

swedish
up arrow 54%

Deep Tissue Massage
up arrow 24%

Massage
up arrow 12%

Prenatal
up arrow 9%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 8%

Neuromuscular Therapy
up arrow 4%


Pain Management
0%

Deep Tissue
0%

National Average
$38,000

Swedish Massage
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Trigger Point
up arrow 8%

reflexology
up arrow 8%

Hot Stone
up arrow 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: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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