The average hourly pay for a Licensed Massage Therapist is $19.72.
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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 the…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Massage Therapist
The top respondents for the job title Licensed Massage Therapist are from the companies Massage Envy, Massage Envy Franchising and Self-Employed. Reported salaries are highest at Self-Employed where the average pay is $60.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Woodhouse Day Spa, earning around $18.00. Massage Envy Franchising pays the lowest at around $15.72. Massage Envy also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.16.
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Popular Skills for Licensed Massage Therapist
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Skills in Bodwork Therapy, Customer Service and Pain Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Terminology and Health and Wellness.
Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Massage Therapist
An entry-level Licensed Massage Therapist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.37 based on 23 salaries. An early career Licensed Massage Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.10 based on 208 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Massage Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.33 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Licensed Massage Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.66 based on 120 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $35.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Licensed Massage Therapist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 64.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (24.6% more) and Portland, Oregon (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (18.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (13.8% less) and Cleveland, Ohio (2.5% less).
Years of Experience
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