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The BLS reports the median annual wage for massage therapists was $35,970 in 2012. The best-paid 10 percent in the profession made $70,140, while the bottom 10 percent made $18,420. The top-paying metropolitan areas for this occupation include Anchorage, Alaska, Danbury, Conn., and Holland, Mich.

Job Salary Year
2004 $40,510.00
2006 $41,860.00
2008 $44,440.00
2010 $39,770.00
2012 $40,350.00

Average Massage Therapist Pay vs. All Health Care Jobs

Many massage therapists work in posh spas and have clients with comfortable incomes. But the average worker in this profession makes a low annual salary compared with other occupations on our list of Best Health Care Jobs. For instance, massage therapists have a lower take-home pay than clinical laboratory technicians and registered nurses. Physical therapists make approximately $40,760 more per year than massage therapists. Paramedics and medical assistants tend to make less money, however.

Job Name Salary
Physical Therapist $79,860.00
Registered Nurse $65,470.00
Clinical Laboratory Technician $37,240.00
Massage Therapist $35,970.00
Paramedic $31,020.00
Medical Assistant $29,370.00

Best Paying Cities for Massage Therapists

The highest paid in the massage therapist profession work in the metropolitan areas of Anchorage, Alaska, Danbury, Connecticut, and Holland, Michigan. The Corvallis, Oregon area also pays well, as does the city of York, Pennsylvania.

Anchorage, Alaska

Average Salary: $83,130 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a massage therapist working in Anchorage, Alaska is $83,130, which is $47,160 more than the average pay in the profession.

Danbury, Connecticut

Average Salary: $67,980 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a massage therapist working in Danbury, Connecticut is $67,980, which is $32,010 more than the average pay in the profession.

Holland, Michigan

Average Salary: $65,920 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a massage therapist working in Holland, Michigan is $65,920, which is $29,950 more than the average pay in the profession.

Corvallis, Oregon

Average Salary: $63,480 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a massage therapist working in Corvallis, Oregon is $63,480, which is $27,510 more than the average pay in the profession.

York, Pennsylvania

Average Salary: $62,710 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a massage therapist working in York, Pennsylvania is $62,710, which is $26,740 more than the average pay in the profession.

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