Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
105,160 2.9 % $22.06 $45,880 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.26 $13.68 $19.92 $27.75 $37.64
Annual Wage (2) $21,340 $28,450 $41,420 $57,730 $78,280


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 52,540 7.33 $21.19 $44,080
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 32,940 3.62 $23.75 $49,400
Traveler Accommodation 9,930 0.50 $21.18 $44,050
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,840 0.29 $21.91 $45,580
Offices of Physicians 1,310 0.05 $20.62 $42,880

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 52,540 7.33 $21.19 $44,080
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 32,940 3.62 $23.75 $49,400
Traveler Accommodation 9,930 0.50 $21.18 $44,050
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,840 0.29 $21.91 $45,580
Technical and Trade Schools 320 0.23 $22.18 $46,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (8) (8) $40.47 $84,180
Individual and Family Services 90 (7) $29.74 $61,860
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (8) (8) $29.63 $61,630
Real Estate (8) (8) $28.49 $59,270
Home Health Care Services 420 0.03 $27.93 $58,090


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 15,200 0.89 1.23 $19.93 $41,460
Florida 9,620 1.12 1.54 $22.23 $46,240
Texas 8,670 0.72 0.99 $23.61 $49,100
Colorado 5,270 2.01 2.77 $22.21 $46,190
Illinois 4,930 0.82 1.13 $22.28 $46,340




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 1,320 2.06 2.84 $29.69 $61,750
Colorado 5,270 2.01 2.77 $22.21 $46,190
Alaska 540 1.70 2.34 $39.56 $82,280
Washington 4,830 1.48 2.04 $30.06 $62,520
Nevada 1,850 1.37 1.89 $14.24 $29,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 540 1.70 2.34 $39.56 $82,280
Oregon 2,290 1.21 1.67 $30.94 $64,360
Washington 4,830 1.48 2.04 $30.06 $62,520
Hawaii 1,320 2.06 2.84 $29.69 $61,750
Massachusetts 2,910 0.81 1.12 $25.84 $53,750





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,800 1.11 1.53 $19.83 $41,250
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,590 0.59 0.81 $24.57 $51,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,270 0.92 1.26 $22.33 $46,450
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,360 2.27 3.13 $21.92 $45,580
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,210 1.62 2.23 $30.41 $63,260
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,170 1.22 1.68 $21.40 $44,510
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,100 0.87 1.20 $22.61 $47,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,160 0.89 1.23 $21.45 $44,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,100 0.67 0.92 $19.05 $39,630
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,040 0.74 1.02 $27.49 $57,180




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 330 4.39 6.05 $24.18 $50,290
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 270 3.55 4.88 $37.35 $77,700
Fort Collins, CO 420 2.64 3.64 $23.19 $48,230
Asheville, NC 510 2.62 3.61 $15.51 $32,260
Anchorage, AK 410 2.36 3.25 $41.63 $86,590
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 280 2.31 3.18 $19.32 $40,180
Boulder, CO 420 2.28 3.14 $24.34 $50,630
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,360 2.27 3.13 $21.92 $45,580
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 430 2.01 2.77 $20.72 $43,100
Pittsfield, MA 80 1.94 2.68 $21.93 $45,610