$35,403
Avg. Salary
$20.57
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$500

Profit Sharing

$500

Commission

$1,000

The average pay for a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) is $20.57 per hour.

The average pay for a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) is $35,403 per year.

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MEDIAN $21
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MEDIAN $35,403
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MEDIAN: $35,403
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$0$103K
Salary $15,716 - $51,955
Bonus $16.00 - $9,000
Profit Sharing $500
Commission $1,000
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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$24,727 - $103,954
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 155
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $14.16 - $52.03
Hourly Tips $1.24 - $12.39
Overtime $0.00 - $46.37
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $16.00 - $9,000
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $500
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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$24,727 - $103,954
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 571

Job Description for Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

A licensed massage therapist (LMT) uses massage to help patients with pain and/or to help them relax. They use their hands to knead, rub, rock, compress, and stroke specific areas of the client's body to help relieve pain caused by stress, injuries, and surgeries, stimulating blood circulation and relaxing muscles. Some therapists also use methods such as water therapy and steam and dry heat treatments in addition to massages. There are many different styles of massage therapy, such as shiatsu, reflexology, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and hot stone massage, among many others. Most therapists know and use many different techniques.

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Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Tasks

  • Greet, interview, and obtain consent from clients.
  • Promote health and wellness information to clients and the public to generate new clients.
  • Provide a clean, sanitary room, and drape clients professionally.
  • Perform massages for specified amounts of time.

Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

Common Career Paths for Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)


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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 174 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 86 salaries. A Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 19 salaries.

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Reviews

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

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in Philippines:
Pros: Teach massage profession in accordance to what is needed in the industry.
Cons: Clients in wrong understanding towards the massage profession.

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in Atlanta:
I wish I knew not to do so much deep tissue starting out, so I could have saved my hands much pain later...Get a regular massage weekly or you will run yourself down quickly.

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in Dayton:
"LMT in Ohio."
Do not underestimate your value especially if you have taken extra workshops, classes, DVD, etc education. Watch out for other massage therapist trying to take advantage of new graduates eagerness to take any type of work. Expect to have to build up a clientele. You will not start off making enough money to support yourself. It will take time to build up the clientele. Take business classes to help you manage the business part of the massage work if you plan own running your own massage business or contracting to a larger corporation.

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Key Stats for Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$44,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Salaries

Medical Massage
▲2%

National Average
$44,000

Deep Tissue
▼2%


Deep Tissue Massage
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 76%