How much does a Massage Therapist make in the United States? The average Massage Therapist salary in the United States is $58,028 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $51,942 and $66,656. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Massage Therapist Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Massage Therapist Salary $46,401 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Massage Therapist Salary $51,942 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Massage Therapist Salary $58,028 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Massage Therapist Salary $66,656 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Massage Therapist Salary $74,512 US May 28, 2024
25% $51,942 10% $46,401 90% $74,512 75% $66,656 $58,028 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Commitment: An agreement or pledge to do something in the future a commitment to improve conditions at the prison especially : an engagement to assume a financial obligation at a future date.

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Infection Prevention: Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a practical, evidence-based approach which prevents patients and health workers from being harmed by avoidable infection and as a result of antimicrobial resistance.

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Professional Development: Professional development refers to continuing education and career training after a person has entered the workforce in order to help them develop new skills, stay up-to-date on current trends, and advance their career.

Commitment 13.98%
Infection Prevention 1.49%
Professional Development 0.34%
Others 84.19%
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Job Description for Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist performs massage therapy in a healthcare setting to control pain and promote wellness. Consults with a client, records their basic medical history, assesses their conditions, and suggests appropriate massage techniques based on their current health. Being a Massage Therapist utilizes soft or deep tissue massage or other therapeutic massage methods to provide pain relief and promote healing. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Additionally, Massage Therapist typically reports to a manager. Requires certification as a Massage Therapist. Massage Therapist's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Massage Therapist salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Massage Therapist, the highest Massage Therapist salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Massage Therapist salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Massage Therapist salary is in Miami, FL, where the Massage Therapist salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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