The average pay for a Massage Therapy Instructor is $18.47 per hour.
The average pay for a Massage Therapy Instructor is $38,991 per year.
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|$30,289 - $52,198|
|Hourly Rate||$15.00 - $25.28|
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A massage therapy instructor teaches students at the postsecondary level on how to give massages for therapy and relaxation purposes. The instructor may develop lesson plans and curricula in some institutions, while it is provided in others. The instructor gives lectures and provides demonstrations to the class, as well as plans and oversees activities that the class can participate in. Tests are also administered by the instructor to make sure that students comprehend the material and are able to carry out the skills that they were taught. A variety of teaching methods should be employed to reach students with different learning styles in an interesting, effective manner. Other tasks performed by instructors include keeping records of student progress, attendance and performance, as well as providing effective feedback to students on their progress and areas that need improvement.Read More...
Since this is a teaching position, the instructor should have significant experience giving massages to clients. Usually, a massage therapy instructor is required to be licensed in the state in which they practice and teach. Strong communication, teaching and public speaking skills are needed to be an effective instructor. Massage therapy instructors must be well organized and proficient with basic computer programs. They also need to stay up to date with developments within the field of massage so new knowledge can be applied to the classroom. Additionally, massage therapists must have good coordination, manual dexterity and the ability to perform massages for in-class demonstrations. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
- Instruct students in different types of massage techniques and applications.
- Teach material from approved curriculum and develop daily lesson plans to include instructional aids.
Pay by Experience Level
Pay by Experience for a Massage Therapy Instructor has a negative trend. An entry-level Massage Therapy Instructor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Massage Therapy Instructor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Massage Therapy Instructor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 33 salaries. A Massage Therapy Instructor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 5 salaries.
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