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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

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

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