Massage Therapist with Bodwork Therapy Skills Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills comes from commissions — about one in five on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $42K. Compensation ranges between $11.98 per hour and $59.62. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and experience level. Slightly less than one-fifth enjoy medical while approximately one in eight get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in ten. The vast majority of Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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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$60
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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Although Self-Employed heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $146K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $96K to $275K.

Known for its small paychecks, Massage Envy Franchising actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $34K — 332 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 many Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. 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 $44K. Massage Therapists with Bodwork Therapy skills bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $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
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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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