Massage Therapist with Bodwork Therapy Skills Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (roughly a fifth) of final income for Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills. That final number averages out to $42K across the industry. Pay ranges from $11.98 per hour on the low end to $59.62 on the high end. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and experience level are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. A little less than one-fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one-eighth collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$17,802 - $44,418
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$44K
MEDIAN: $28,730
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$11.98 - $59.62
(Median)
$12
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$17,802 - $44,418  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
Commission
$48.65 - $27,773  
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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$21,868 - $108,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $59.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.42 - $12.47  
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
Commission
$48.65 - $27,773  
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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$21,868 - $108,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 718
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Self-Employed offers the largest salaries in town ($146K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $96K to $275K.

With a median salary of only $34K (332 percent less than the top paying company), Massage Envy Franchising lags significantly in the earnings department.

Pay by Experience Level for Massage Therapist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $39K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $44K. Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $60K.

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Experience Affects Massage Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
medical benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 81%
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