Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
92,090 2.7 % $20.76 $43,170 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.07 $12.19 $18.29 $27.01 $35.99
Annual Wage (2) $18,860 $25,350 $38,040 $56,180 $74,860


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 43,070 6.49 $19.39 $40,340
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 29,970 3.72 $22.62 $47,060
Traveler Accommodation 9,020 0.48 $19.99 $41,590
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,080 0.26 $20.09 $41,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 820 0.02 $23.38 $48,620

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 43,070 6.49 $19.39 $40,340
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 29,970 3.72 $22.62 $47,060
Traveler Accommodation 9,020 0.48 $19.99 $41,590
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,080 0.26 $20.09 $41,790
Spectator Sports 70 0.05 $17.30 $35,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $31.80 $66,150
Individual and Family Services 50 (7) $31.31 $65,120
Other Schools and Instruction 200 0.05 $30.26 $62,930
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $26.36 $54,820
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $25.88 $53,820


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 14,330 0.92 1.38 $20.83 $43,330
Florida 7,410 0.94 1.40 $20.31 $42,240
Texas 5,270 0.46 0.68 $18.64 $38,770
New York 4,610 0.51 0.77 $30.28 $62,980
Colorado 4,510 1.84 2.76 $21.19 $44,080




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)
Hawaii 1,540 2.48 3.71 $21.63 $44,980
Alaska 700 2.14 3.20 $40.46 $84,150
Colorado 4,510 1.84 2.76 $21.19 $44,080
Arizona 3,880 1.50 2.25 $22.52 $46,850
Washington 4,090 1.37 2.05 $25.86 $53,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 700 2.14 3.20 $40.46 $84,150
New York 4,610 0.51 0.77 $30.28 $62,980
Washington 4,090 1.37 2.05 $25.86 $53,780
Vermont 340 1.12 1.67 $25.44 $52,910
Oregon 1,810 1.04 1.56 $25.30 $52,630





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 4,050 0.99 1.48 $20.10 $41,800
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,540 0.55 0.82 $29.32 $60,990
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,300 2.40 3.59 $20.68 $43,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,150 1.68 2.51 $22.39 $46,570
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,450 1.59 2.39 $25.88 $53,830
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,230 0.62 0.93 $17.58 $36,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,080 1.11 1.66 $21.87 $45,500
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,560 0.53 0.80 $16.69 $34,720
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,550 1.71 2.56 $13.94 $28,990
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,470 1.09 1.63 $18.97 $39,450




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 430 6.11 9.16 $24.99 $51,970
Anchorage, AK 570 3.23 4.83 $40.80 $84,870
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 180 2.48 3.71 $30.72 $63,910
Santa Rosa, CA 460 2.46 3.68 $27.88 $57,990
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,300 2.40 3.59 $20.68 $43,010
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 220 2.15 3.22 $29.10 $60,530
Appleton, WI 250 2.08 3.11 $14.04 $29,210
Urban Honolulu, HI 940 2.07 3.09 $19.35 $40,260
Boulder, CO 350 2.07 3.10 $23.40 $48,670
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 250 1.99 2.99 $16.46 $34,240