Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills take home an average $18.99 per hour. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and years of experience are driving factors as well. About a fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one in seven collect dental insurance. Most Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,720 - $48,006
(Median)
$18K
$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $29,630
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$12.53 - $50.44
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$13
$19
$50
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$17,720 - $48,006  
   
Bonus
$242.40 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$1,045  
Commission
$97.87 - $27,656  
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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$23,023 - $90,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.53 - $50.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.52 - $12.82  
Overtime
$10.89 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$242.40 - $5,106  
   
Commission
$97.87 - $27,656  
Profit Sharing
$1,045  
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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$23,023 - $90,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 741
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Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills fill the offices of leading firms Massage Envy, Massage Envy Franchising, Self-Employed, Massage Heights, and Hand and Stone. Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills flock to Self-Employed for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $127K lead the pack in compensation; however, Self-Employed also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $32K at one end to $187K at the other end.

Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at Massage Envy Franchising — the median salary comes to just $34K, 272 percent less than the top paying company.

Pay by Experience Level for Massage Therapist

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


For Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. During the first five years of their careers, Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills see a median income of $39K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $41K. On average, Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills make $47K following one to two decades on the job. Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $52K.

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Experience Affects Massage Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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