Licensed Massage Therapist Salary

Licensed Massage Therapists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $19.37 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by tenure and location. For the most part, Licensed Massage Therapists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Licensed Massage Therapists (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Close to a seventh enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and less than one in ten get vision benefits. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$16,700 - $50,010
$17K
$30K
$50K
MEDIAN: $30,020
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$12.57 - $59.71
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MEDIAN: $19.69
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$0$102K
Salary $16,700 - $50,010
Bonus $50.34 - $5,960
Commission $2,000
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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$22,548 - $102,449
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $12.57 - $59.71
Hourly Tips $1.43 - $11.12
Overtime $25.16
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $50.34 - $5,960
Commission $2,000
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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$22,548 - $102,449
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 287

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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Licensed Massage Therapist Tasks

  • 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.
  • Instruct clients about techniques for postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation and rehabilitative exercises.
  • 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.

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.

Licensed Massage Therapist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Massage Therapist


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

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.

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Key Stats for Licensed Massage Therapist

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Licensed Massage Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲72%

▲9%

National Average
$42,000

▼1%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Licensed Massage Therapist Salaries

Swedish Massage
▲106%

Pain Management
▲53%

Deep Tissue Massage
▲23%

Myofascial Release
▲22%


Medical Massage
▲9%

▲7%


National Average
$42,000

Massage
▼6%

Trigger Point Therapy
▼21%

sports massage
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 83%