A Massage Therapy Instructor earns an average wage of $18.42 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$15,205 - $59,180
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$37K
$59K
MEDIAN: $37,491
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$14.55 - $24.40
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$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$15,205 - $59,180  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$28,976 - $51,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $24.40  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
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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$28,976 - $51,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Job Description for Massage Therapy Instructor

A massage therapy instructor teaches students at the postsecondary level on how to give massages for therapy and relaxation purposes. The instructor may develop lesson plans and curricula in some institutions, while it is provided in others. The instructor gives lectures and provides demonstrations to the class, as well as plans and oversees activities that the class can participate in. Tests are also administered by the instructor to make sure that students comprehend the material and are able to carry out the skills that they were taught. A variety of teaching methods should be employed to reach students with different learning styles in an interesting, effective manner. Other tasks performed by instructors include keeping records of student progress, attendance and performance, as well as providing effective feedback to students on their progress and areas that need improvement.

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Massage Therapy Instructor Tasks

  • Teach material from approved curriculum and develop daily lesson plans to include instructional aids.
  • Instruct students in different types of massage techniques and applications.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.

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

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Experience Affects Massage Therapy Instructor Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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