Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
95,830 2.6 % $21.39 $44,480 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.48 $13.09 $19.17 $27.46 $35.99
Annual Wage (2) $19,720 $27,230 $39,860 $57,120 $74,870


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 46,120 6.72 $20.10 $41,800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 31,970 3.82 $23.34 $48,550
Traveler Accommodation 9,160 0.48 $20.12 $41,850
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,170 0.26 $22.80 $47,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 830 0.02 $24.41 $50,780

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 46,120 6.72 $20.10 $41,800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 31,970 3.82 $23.34 $48,550
Traveler Accommodation 9,160 0.48 $20.12 $41,850
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,170 0.26 $22.80 $47,430
Technical and Trade Schools 180 0.13 $18.15 $37,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 140 0.03 $33.96 $70,640
Individual and Family Services 60 (7) $30.47 $63,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $30.09 $62,590
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $26.87 $55,900
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 60 0.02 $26.28 $54,670


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 16,090 1.01 1.48 $20.46 $42,550
Florida 8,220 1.00 1.46 $20.82 $43,310
Texas 6,790 0.58 0.85 $19.38 $40,310
Colorado 4,950 1.97 2.89 $22.71 $47,240
New York 4,180 0.46 0.67 $29.94 $62,270




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)
Alaska 770 2.38 3.49 $40.92 $85,110
Hawaii 1,390 2.20 3.22 $25.78 $53,630
Colorado 4,950 1.97 2.89 $22.71 $47,240
Washington 4,030 1.31 1.92 $26.89 $55,920
Nevada 1,580 1.24 1.82 $13.44 $27,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 770 2.38 3.49 $40.92 $85,110
New York 4,180 0.46 0.67 $29.94 $62,270
Vermont 330 1.09 1.59 $27.53 $57,260
Delaware 90 0.20 0.29 $27.40 $57,000
Washington 4,030 1.31 1.92 $26.89 $55,920





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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,170 0.99 1.45 $21.00 $43,690
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,640 2.57 3.77 $21.84 $45,420
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,870 0.44 0.64 $28.73 $59,750
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,190 1.38 2.02 $27.64 $57,490
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,170 0.60 0.88 $20.94 $43,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,900 0.75 1.09 $15.59 $32,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,830 0.96 1.40 $23.13 $48,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,690 0.58 0.85 $15.19 $31,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,690 1.49 2.19 $26.31 $54,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,640 0.85 1.24 $21.86 $45,480




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 390 5.45 7.99 $23.50 $48,890
Anchorage, AK 630 3.56 5.21 $41.67 $86,670
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 300 2.67 3.91 $19.54 $40,650
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,640 2.57 3.77 $21.84 $45,420
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 180 2.46 3.60 $33.39 $69,460
Boulder, CO 430 2.43 3.56 $24.73 $51,450
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 270 2.11 3.09 $17.29 $35,960
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 250 2.01 2.94 $18.00 $37,430
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,120 1.89 2.77 $21.59 $44,900
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 190 1.88 2.75 $28.26 $58,770