Average Massage Therapist Hourly Pay

$20.40
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$595
Bonus
$2,200
Commission
$1,000
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The average hourly pay for a Massage Therapist is $20.40.
10%
$13.87
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$20.40
90%
$58.81
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $59
Bonus
$76 - $5,144
Profit Sharing
$254 - $3,537
Commission
$27 - $27,049
Total Pay
$27,645 - $114,750
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What Do Massage Therapists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Massage Therapist

3.9 out of 5
(414)
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34Reviews
The top respondents for the job title 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 $59.57. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include LaVida Massage and Elements, earning around $20.83 and $19.33, respectively. Massage Envy Franchising pays the lowest at around $17.16. Massage Envy and Massage Elements also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.20 and $18.25, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Massage Therapists?

Skills in Bodwork Therapy, Pain Management, Health and Wellness and Rehabilitation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Massage Therapists?

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 $17.52 based on 128 salaries. An early career Massage Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.46 based on 1,112 salaries. A mid-career Massage Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.22 based on 697 salaries. An experienced Massage Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.92 based on 741 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $35.
Employees with Massage Therapist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 86.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (27.8% more) and Denver, Colorado (23.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (11.2% less), San Diego, California (2.6% less) and Los Angeles, California (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,913 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.4%
Early Career
38.2%
Mid Career
23.9%
Experienced
25.4%
Late Career
8.1%