How much does a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) make in the United States? The average Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) salary in the United States is $55,300 as of July 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $49,500 and $63,500. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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The Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) consults with a client, records their basic medical history, assesses their conditions, and suggests appropriate massage techniques based on their current health. Performs massage therapy in a healthcare setting to control pain and promote wellness. Being a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) may require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Utilizes soft or deep tissue massage or other therapeutic massage methods to provide pain relief and promote healing. In addition, Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) typically reports to a manager. Requires certification as a massage therapist. Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)'s years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2022

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