Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

31-9011 Massage Therapists

Massage customers for hygienic or remedial purposes.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
27,160 3.8 % $16.21 $33,720 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.83 $8.83 $13.75 $22.48 $30.00
Annual Wage (2) $14,210 $18,370 $28,610 $46,750 $62,390

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Personal care services 11,650 $14.46 $30,070 1 18
Offices of other health practitioners 5,200 $17.41 $36,210 2 12
Other amusement and recreation industries 3,580 $21.79 $45,320 3 4
Traveler accommodation 3,110 $13.22 $27,500 4 20
Offices of physicians 710 $15.63 $32,510 5 17

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Colleges and universities 90 $25.06 $52,120 12 1
Home health care services 40 $22.42 $46,620 16 2
Other hospitals 40 $21.97 $45,690 15 3
Other amusement and recreation industries 3,580 $21.79 $45,320 3 4
Community care facilities for the elderly 30 $20.93 $43,530 20 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Hawaii 430 $15.38 $31,980 0.078% 299
Nevada 730 $21.00 $43,680 0.069% 196
Idaho 270 $17.04 $35,440 0.048% 207
South Dakota 140 $10.90 $22,670 0.038% 354
Washington 900 $18.07 $37,590 0.035% 351

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 1,690 $24.05 $50,030 0.020% 225
Minnesota 540 $21.21 $44,110 0.021% 221
North Dakota (6) $21.15 $43,980 (6) 89
Nevada 730 $21.00 $43,680 0.069% 196
Wyoming 60 $20.24 $42,110 0.025% 125

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Salinas, CA MSA 190 $19.48 $40,510 0.126%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA PMSA 80 $24.92 $51,820 0.088%
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 160 $23.59 $49,070 0.082%
Olympia, WA PMSA 70 $21.95 $45,650 0.082%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 650 $22.09 $45,950 0.082%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 1,060 $27.43 $57,060 0.027%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA PMSA 80 $24.92 $51,820 0.088%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 210 $24.49 $50,940 0.018%
Tallahassee, FL MSA (6) $24.12 $50,170 (6)
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 160 $23.59 $49,070 0.082%

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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