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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
107,240 2.4 % $22.68 $47,180 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.49 $14.14 $20.59 $28.54 $38.76
Annual Wage (2) $21,810 $29,420 $42,820 $59,370 $80,630


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 55,350 7.56 $21.66 $45,060
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 32,110 3.36 $24.37 $50,700
Traveler Accommodation 10,580 0.52 $22.62 $47,050
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,720 0.28 $21.57 $44,860
Offices of Physicians 1,270 0.05 $22.76 $47,340

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 55,350 7.56 $21.66 $45,060
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 32,110 3.36 $24.37 $50,700
Traveler Accommodation 10,580 0.52 $22.62 $47,050
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,720 0.28 $21.57 $44,860
Technical and Trade Schools 280 0.20 $21.12 $43,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (8) (8) $32.48 $67,560
Individual and Family Services 120 (7) $29.91 $62,210
Civic and Social Organizations 170 0.05 $27.51 $57,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 (7) $27.12 $56,420
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services (8) (8) $26.78 $55,710


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 16,330 0.94 1.29 $21.01 $43,690
Florida 8,320 0.95 1.30 $22.82 $47,470
Texas 6,970 0.56 0.77 $24.90 $51,790
New York 6,580 0.69 0.95 $25.34 $52,700
Colorado 5,490 2.05 2.81 $21.82 $45,380




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)
Colorado 5,490 2.05 2.81 $21.82 $45,380
Hawaii 1,200 1.89 2.59 $28.74 $59,770
Alaska 540 1.69 2.31 $37.06 $77,080
Washington 5,060 1.52 2.09 $31.62 $65,770
Vermont 400 1.30 1.77 $22.92 $47,670




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 1.69 2.31 $37.06 $77,080
Washington 5,060 1.52 2.09 $31.62 $65,770
Oregon 2,150 1.13 1.54 $29.87 $62,130
Hawaii 1,200 1.89 2.59 $28.74 $59,770
Massachusetts 2,540 0.70 0.96 $27.66 $57,530





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,440 0.77 1.06 $25.61 $53,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,320 1.01 1.39 $20.62 $42,890
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,890 0.83 1.14 $23.58 $49,040
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,490 2.31 3.16 $21.57 $44,860
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,360 1.66 2.28 $32.30 $67,180
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,570 0.97 1.33 $22.32 $46,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,470 0.68 0.92 $24.27 $50,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,320 0.81 1.10 $22.81 $47,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,200 0.69 0.95 $21.58 $44,890
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,200 0.89 1.22 $24.31 $50,560