Salary Guide: Massage Therapists

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Massage Therapists perform massages on soft tissues and joints. Nationwide there are over 60,000 Massage Therapists who earn an average salary of $39,770.

42 states have regulations that require Massage Therapists to complete a formal training program and an examination. Licenses are given to graduates who seek to work in one of these 42 states. In the remaining states, Massage Therapy is regulated locally and rules and regulations vary.

42 states have regulations that require Massage Therapists to complete a formal training program and an examination.

Find out more about Massage Therapy programs in your area.

Salaries by State (mean annual wage)

Alabama: $26,400
Alaska: $86,250
Arizona: $44,300
Arkansas: $33,620
California: $38,910
Colorado: $42,520
Connecticut: $44,800
Delaware: $57,830
District of Columbia: $37,030
Florida: $36,750
Georgia: $37,930
Hawaii: $38,340
Idaho: $33,720
Illinois: $35,260
Indiana: $35,410
Iowa: $35,620
Kansas: $36,250
Kentucky: $38,100
Louisiana: $33,560
Maine: $45,470
Maryland: $42,950
Massachusetts: $41,840
Michigan: $36,920
Minnesota: $41,030
Mississippi: $27,750
Missouri: $34,720
Montana: $41,190
Nebraska: $35,450
Nevada: $25,680
New Hampshire: $42,850
New Jersey: $31,880
New Mexico: $43,650
New York: $50,060
North Carolina: $42,990
Ohio: $31,330
Oklahoma: $29,630
Oregon: $46,670
Pennsylvania: $45,640
Rhode Island: N/A
South Carolina: $33,880
South Dakota: $32,480
Tennessee: $37,360
Texas: $36,630
Utah: $31,400
Vermont: $50,850
Virginia: $46,830
Washington: $54,770
West Virginia: $29,800
Wisconsin: $38,020
Wyoming: $31,500

Salaries for Top 20 Metro Areas (mean annual wage)

1. New York City: $51,580
2. Los Angeles: $34,830
3. Chicago: $35,510
4. Dallas – Forth Worth: $36,730
5. Philadelphia: N/A
6. Houston: $34,700
7. Washington DC: $49,650
8. Miami: $37,740
9. Atlanta: $39,830
10. Boston: $41,470
11. San Francisco: $38,620
12. Detroit: $29,000
13. Riverside: $40,680
14. Phoenix: $45,580
15. Seattle: $57,510
16. Minneapolis: $41,070
17. San Diego: $39,670
18. St. Louis: $32,140
19. Tampa: $32,260
20. Baltimore: $51,820

  • All statistics calculated by the US Department of Labor, May 2010.
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