The average hourly pay for a Massage Therapist in Canada is C$39.43.
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C$15 - C$79
C$1,017 - C$8,844
C$30,685 - C$157,763
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Job Description for Massage Therapist
Massage therapists are responsible for a variety of muscle and soft tissue manipulation for their clients for pain relief, stress relief, and other health benefits. Many massage therapists have their own client-bases and, depending on their levels of expertise, may run significant businesses. Massage therapists often work in spas, health clubs, and hotels, and many work independently. Most massage therapists work on their own, so it is important that they develop a client-base and establish the…Read more
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Popular Skills for Massage Therapist
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Skills in Health and Wellness, Pain Management, Bodwork Therapy and Rehabilitation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Physical Therapy.
Pay by Experience Level for Massage Therapist
An entry-level Massage Therapist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$38.28 based on 16 salaries. An early career Massage Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$38.31 based on 156 salaries. A mid-career Massage Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$39.41 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Massage Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54.43 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$53.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Massage Therapist in their job title in Winnipeg, Manitoba earn an average of 26.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (14.1% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Red Deer, Alberta (18.8% less) and Toronto, Ontario (2.0% less).
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