Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

31-9011 Massage Therapists

Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
87,670 2.7 % $20.09 $41,790 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.88 $12.06 $17.88 $26.02 $34.59
Annual Wage (2) $18,460 $25,090 $37,180 $54,120 $71,950


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 40,900 6.27 $18.78 $39,060
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 26,970 3.49 $21.62 $44,960
Traveler Accommodation 8,310 0.45 $19.75 $41,090
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,710 0.32 $20.12 $41,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 820 0.02 $22.24 $46,270

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 40,900 6.27 $18.78 $39,060
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 26,970 3.49 $21.62 $44,960
Traveler Accommodation 8,310 0.45 $19.75 $41,090
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,710 0.32 $20.12 $41,850
Technical and Trade Schools 160 0.11 $19.69 $40,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 40 (7) $31.11 $64,710
Other Schools and Instruction 310 0.08 $29.84 $62,060
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 130 0.05 $26.16 $54,420
Offices of Physicians (8) (8) $25.31 $52,650
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $25.19 $52,400


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,940 0.79 1.22 $20.23 $42,070
Florida 7,010 0.92 1.41 $19.76 $41,110
Texas 5,290 0.47 0.73 $17.90 $37,230
Arizona 4,700 1.86 2.87 $20.34 $42,310
Washington 4,330 1.49 2.30 $23.87 $49,650



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,220 2.00 3.08 $24.77 $51,510
Arizona 4,700 1.86 2.87 $20.34 $42,310
Colorado 4,060 1.71 2.64 $20.66 $42,980
Washington 4,330 1.49 2.30 $23.87 $49,650
Alaska 470 1.45 2.23 $40.52 $84,270



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 470 1.45 2.23 $40.52 $84,270
New York 4,180 0.47 0.73 $26.46 $55,030
Delaware 140 0.32 0.50 $25.88 $53,840
Hawaii 1,220 2.00 3.08 $24.77 $51,510
Massachusetts 1,480 0.45 0.69 $24.65 $51,280




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,790 2.07 3.20 $20.24 $42,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,820 0.52 0.81 $26.26 $54,630
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,780 2.10 3.23 $20.72 $43,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,380 1.59 2.45 $23.71 $49,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,290 0.61 0.94 $15.85 $32,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,040 1.12 1.72 $23.29 $48,440
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,620 1.49 2.30 $19.58 $40,720
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,540 1.77 2.73 $12.75 $26,530
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,520 1.44 2.21 $23.14 $48,130
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,410 0.50 0.77 $18.52 $38,510



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Napa, CA 550 8.07 12.44 $21.17 $44,040
Pittsfield, MA 100 2.97 4.58 $38.08 $79,210
Bellingham, WA 210 2.70 4.15 $21.16 $44,010
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 350 2.67 4.11 $21.77 $45,280
Olympia, WA 220 2.26 3.48 $28.91 $60,130
Anchorage, AK 380 2.16 3.34 $41.48 $86,270
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,780 2.10 3.23 $20.72 $43,090
Tucson, AZ 740 2.08 3.21 $19.90 $41,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,790 2.07 3.20 $20.24 $42,090
Hot Springs, AR 70 2.03 3.13 $12.16 $25,290



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 380 2.16 3.34 $41.48 $86,270
Pittsfield, MA 100 2.97 4.58 $38.08 $79,210
Danbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $33.21 $69,080
Cedar Rapids, IA (8) (8) (8) $31.58 $65,690
Corvallis, OR 30 0.91 1.40 $31.31 $65,120
Olympia, WA 220 2.26 3.48 $28.91 $60,130
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.64 0.99 $28.09 $58,430
Syracuse, NY (8) (8) (8) $27.69 $57,600
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (8) (8) (8) $27.68 $57,570
Naples-Marco Island, FL 150 1.18 1.82 $27.59 $57,390

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 510 3.11 4.79 $32.02 $66,590
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 300 3.86 5.95 $20.26 $42,150
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 140 1.91 2.94 $22.73 $47,270
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.77 1.19 $24.30 $50,550
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.58 0.90 $27.64 $57,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 300 3.86 5.95 $20.26 $42,150
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 510 3.11 4.79 $32.02 $66,590
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 140 1.91 2.94 $22.73 $47,270
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 1.75 2.70 $11.37 $23,640
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 1.19