The average wage for a Registered Massage Therapist is $32.50 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$21,500 - $57,391
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MEDIAN: $30,000
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$7.32 - $101.37
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,000  
   
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$17,452 - $211,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.32 - $101.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.50  
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$17,452 - $211,972  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Registered Massage Therapist

A registered massage therapist provides massage services to both healthy and ill clients in a variety of settings. The registered massage therapist must obtain and review a client’s medical history to ensure massage therapy is an appropriate therapeutic technique for the individual. These therapists assess clients' current muscle conditions and discuss the potential for improvement with massage techniques. Massaging muscles provides courses of treatment for medical conditions, injuries, or body wellness maintenance. Massage therapists try to improve or avoid injured areas as appropriate.

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Registered Massage Therapist Tasks

  • Massage and knead the muscles and soft tissues of the human body to treat medical conditions, injuries or wellness maintenance.
  • Develop and propose client treatment plan.
  • Instruct clients about techniques for postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation and rehabilitative exercises.
  • Confer with clients about problems with stress, pain and their medical history to determine whether massage would be helpful.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress records.

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Experience Affects Registered Massage Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental:
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 67%
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