Massage Therapist Salary

massage-therapists-salary-chart.jpgMassage therapists assist in therapy of joints and soft tissues. They may help with muscle strength and range of motion.

Salary

The mean salary of massage therapists is about $40,350 yearly. The bottom 10% earns at most $18,420; the top 10% earns at least $70,140. The best industries for employment are personal care services (32,090 employed, $37,980 average annually); offices of “other” health practitioners (21,910 employed, $36,430 average annually); and traveler accommodation (7,100 employed; $36,430 average annually). The top paying industry is other ambulatory health care services at $60,150 average annually, though with only 8 employed.

The top paying states are Alaska ($84,120), Vermont ($58,050), and Rhode Island ($54,680).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of massage therapists is expected to increase by 23% between 2012 and 2022, which is much faster than average for all careers.

Massage Therapist Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $17,610 $27,460 $43,780 $29,180
Alaska $51,170 $95,720 $116,180 $88,500
Arizona $18,040 $35,090 $78,950 $40,950
Arkansas $17,960 $31,680 $51,020 $33,660
California $18,220 $35,270 $74,050 $40,320
Colorado $18,950 $36,100 $61,690 $38,590
Connecticut $19,250 $41,900 $75,530 $47,340
Delaware $31,150 $45,580 $81,190 $50,280
Florida $18,860 $34,980 $61,970 $38,940
Georgia $17,220 $36,060 $62,070 $37,600
Hawaii $16,380 $33,280 $87,980 $43,050
Idaho $16,380 $28,110 $76,110 $40,930
Illinois $18,380 $28,560 $58,790 $34,180
Indiana $16,530 $26,230 $53,640 $30,270
Iowa $16,830 $30,750 $48,880 $33,550
Kansas $16,790 $30,590 $45,790 $30,310
Kentucky $21,280 $31,880 $52,970 $34,130
Louisiana $16,850 $27,390 $68,890 $34,330
Maine $24,580 $38,060 $67,170 $42,520
Maryland $18,430 $35,850 $70,210 $38,410
Massachusetts $18,500 $50,230 $83,460 $50,280
Michigan $17,280 $43,870 $70,650 $43,190
Minnesota $21,030 $40,110 $72,790 $44,820
Mississippi $15,820 $18,490 $30,110 $20,960
Missouri $17,190 $26,480 $41,230 $29,480
Montana $17,320 $25,860 $52,220 $31,140
Nebraska $18,290 $27,450 $36,110 $27,600
Nevada $16,160 $19,290 $53,260 $27,550
New Hampshire $20,270 $40,650 $74,420 $42,300
New Jersey $19,130 $37,980 $58,630 $39,200
New Mexico $17,300 $32,240 $76,690 $35,400
New York $21,770 $48,630 $88,850 $53,070
North Carolina $21,280 $36,890 $61,090 $39,290
North Dakota $25,150 $49,850 $85,330 $49,720
Ohio $19,070 $35,630 $62,690 $38,660
Oklahoma $17,720 $32,300 $45,690 $32,250
Oregon $24,410 $50,070 $88,340 $52,850
Pennsylvania $17,390 $31,860 $68,090 $36,580
Rhode Island $18,330 $46,720 $76,080 $49,270
South Carolina $17,230 $27,880 $45,830 $30,530
South Dakota $24,270 $32,710 $38,550 $32,140
Tennessee $18,450 $35,420 $66,600 $38,780
Texas $17,820 $36,840 $55,450 $36,690
Utah $19,930 $32,670 $63,920 $37,940
Vermont $19,030 $49,090 $74,850 $47,700
Virginia $24,560 $37,620 $74,700 $44,430
Washington $26,760 $52,090 $75,550 $51,680
West Virginia $17,050 $29,170 $54,420 $32,980
Wisconsin $17,820 $35,020 $56,530 $35,680
Wyoming $19,090 $41,050 $68,060 $40,260