Salary for Massage Therapists

Also known as:  Deep Tissue Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Massage Therapist, Masseur, Masseuse, Massotherapist, Rolfer, Swedish Masseuse

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Massage therapists use a combination of medical history, patient complaints, and physical assessment to determine problems with the soft tissues and joints that result in pain or limited function. These professionals determine the types of massage techniques, duration of therapy, and supplementary techniques such as heat therapy, whirlpool use, or icing to provide the best possible outcome for their patients. If necessary, they may refer patients to other types of therapists. They perform massage, apply oils and blends to clients' skin, and apply finger or hand pressure to specific points in order to achieve therapeutic results. Some college training is required.

A Massage Therapist can get an average wage on a scale from $22,580 to $79,150 based on seniority levels. usually receive a pay level of fourty-seven thousand three hundred and fifty dollars per year.

can get the highest pay in Alaska, where they get an average salary rate of close to about $78,790. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Public Administration, where they can earn pay of $56,960.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 29.12 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Massage Therapists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$56,960
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,670
Health Care and Social Assistance
$52,960
Educational Services
$45,000
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$44,940
Accommodation and Food Services
$44,120

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
$31,890
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$38,630
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,710
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$43,830
Accommodation and Food Services
$44,120
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$44,940