$30,142
Avg. Salary
$19.57
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,000

Bonus

$1,200

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Licensed Massage Therapist is $19.57 per hour.

The average pay for a Licensed Massage Therapist is $30,142 per year.

$12.38
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MEDIAN $19.57
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MEDIAN $30,142
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$0$98K
Salary $17,508 - $50,006
Bonus $101 - $5,918
Commission $1,200
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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$22,775 - $98,588
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 128
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $12.38 - $58.45
Hourly Tips $1.25 - $11.02
Overtime $16.98 - $44.70
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $101 - $5,918
Commission $1,200
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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$22,775 - $98,588
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 462

Job Description for Licensed Massage Therapist

Licensed massage therapists provide treatment to clients by manipulating soft-tissue muscles. They do this to help relieve clients' bodily pain, reduce stress, improve blood circulation, rehabilitate injuries and increase relaxation. Licensed massage therapists must be able to manipulate muscles properly in accordance with standards for the type(s) of massage therapy they practice. They must learn their client’s medical history and other physical condition prior to performing therapy so that they know areas to focus on or avoid.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Massage Therapist


Self-Employed offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $157K.

Common Career Paths for Licensed Massage Therapist


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Many Licensed Massage Therapists move into a Registered Nurse role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $56K per year. Licensed Massage Therapists most frequently become Massage Therapy Instructors and Licensed Practical Nurses even though median compensation is $2K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Massage Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Massage Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Massage Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 205 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Massage Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 122 salaries. An experienced Licensed Massage Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 85 salaries. A Licensed Massage Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 16 salaries.

Licensed Massage Therapist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Licensed Massage Therapist?

Licensed Massage Therapist in Cleveland:
Pros: Steady pay check.
Cons: Company culture, work load, no flexibility, no benefits, strictness, low pay for field.

Licensed Massage Therapist in Lynchburg:
Pros: Lots of opportunity to meet new people.
Cons: There are many, many massage facilities now.

Licensed Massage Therapist in Lindenhurst:
"It is a very physical job."
Being a Licensed Massage Therapists has its ups and downs, its a good paying career however it is not regulated pay every week, so you really need to budget. Normally benefits are not given depending on where you work. It is Very Physical! You need to have a passion for what you do otherwise it will be mundane type of work.

Licensed Massage Therapist in Petaluma:
"Student loan."
I am not making enough to cover my cost of living and my student loan payments. I also can not work anymore hours because giving great requires giving of yourself and you can only give so much without depleting yourself.

Licensed Massage Therapist in Chandler:
"My Life as a Massage Therapist."
It has been up and down for 6 years. I must say I have never landed in such a good position as this. It has been worth every push! Make sure to take care of your body! Your wrists will become weak if you don't take proper care. Make sure you pay mind to your body mechanics and keep your wrists straight, and your core tight. Good luck therapists!

Licensed Massage Therapist in Honolulu:
"Advocation Job/Part-time."
Know Ethics, Morals and Health care issues for Holistic practice. Excel by knowing many techniques; ie: Reiki, Shiatsu, Aroma Therapy, Muscle Testing, Acupressure to improve physical and mental pain and tension. I highly suggest to new Licensed Massage Therapist to consider this career as an ADVOCATION. The pay is very low (unfortunately). Although this career does have a benefit of being able to travel anywhere in the world. First class hotels, spas and resorts as well as private clubs and private health spas (any where you want to go) are always in need of a superior massage therapist. Long hours sometimes, waiting for appointments, cancellations are possible. At those times (if self-employed) in your receipt/disclaimer for health and legal reasons, consider the clause; non-refundable deposit. This will help off-set loss of income and non productive hours. Personally, I only worked from referrals or personal contact. No classified ads. Your INTUITIVE will always be right.

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Key Stats for Licensed Massage Therapist

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Licensed Massage Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲74%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$42,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Licensed Massage Therapist Salaries

Swedish Massage
▲109%

Pain Management
▲55%

Deep Tissue Massage
▲25%

Myofascial Release
▲24%


Medical Massage
▲10%

▲9%


National Average
$42,000

Massage
▼5%

Trigger Point Therapy
▼20%

sports massage
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 81%