Monday, October 26, 2020

The 20 Best States for Massage Therapist Pay

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as of May 2019 there were just over 107,000 massage therapists at work in the United States. Massage therapists work in a variety of settings, including spas, franchised clinics, physicians’ offices, hotels, and fitness centers. Most massage therapy jobs require a postsecondary education and certain technical skills, but the pay scale for massage therapists is considerably lower than it is for workers in most occupations. In fact, according to BLS estimates, as of May 2019 the national mean wage for massage therapists was $47,180 per year, more than 10% less than the $53,490 annual mean wage for workers in all occupations. Per BLS data, here were the 20 best states for massage therapist pay as of May 2019:

Alaska $77,080
Washington $65,770
Oregon $62,130
Hawaii $59,770
Massachusetts $57,530
Maine $53,540
New York $52,700
Nebraska $52,320
Texas $51,790
Idaho $51,630
Kentucky $51,080
Minnesota $51,080
New Hampshire $50,150
Illinois $47,980
Vermont $47,670
Connecticut $47,520
Florida $47,470
New Mexico $47,450
New Jersey $47,220
Maryland $46,030

So where does your state rank for massage therapist pay?

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