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Massage therapist salary in United States

How much does a Massage Therapist make in the United States?

Average base salary

$37.35
Average $37.35
Low $21.05
High $66.26
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a massage therapist is $37.35 per hour in the United States. 25.7k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Massage Therapists in United States

  1. Zeel
    3.5
    162 reviews413 salaries reported
    $84.25per hour
  2. $57.39per hour
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Highest paying cities for Massage Therapists near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $47.84 per hour
    161 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $44.74 per hour
    347 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $43.95 per hour
    362 salaries reported
  1. Portland, OR
    $42.80 per hour
    211 salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $42.50 per hour
    197 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $39.64 per hour
    338 salaries reported
  1. Denver, CO
    $36.10 per hour
    232 salaries reported
  2. Jacksonville, FL
    $33.52 per hour
    149 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $31.56 per hour
    152 salaries reported
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Where can a Massage Therapist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Massage Therapists

Top licenses
Physical Therapy License
+38.46%salary
Top certifications
AED Certification
+26.84%salary
Top specialties
Orthopedics
+16.04%salary

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Most common benefits for Massage Therapists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free massages
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • License reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 5,232 ratings

46% of Massage Therapists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Therapist

236,092 job openings

Average $35.80 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Massage Therapist

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