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Massage Therapist in the United States

How much does a Massage Therapist earn in the United States? The average Massage Therapist salary in the United States is $50,466 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $45,169 and $57,976. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Performs massage therapy in a healthcare setting to control pain and promote wellness. Consults with a client, records their basic medical history, assesses their conditions, and suggests appropriate massage techniques based on their current health. Utilizes soft or deep tissue massage or other therapeutic massage methods to provide pain relief and promote healing. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a manager. Requires certification as a massage therapist. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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